Herzog: Israel-Turkey deal 'must not give Erdogan a foothold in Gaza'

December 18, 2015 11:57

Opposition leader Isaac Herzog on Friday criticized Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the reported nearing of normalized diplomatic ties between Israel and Turkey as a late move.

On Thursday night, sources in the Prime Minister's Office said the two nations were close to an agreement that would work toward repairing ties that broke down after the 2010 raid of the Gaza-bound Maviv Marmara flotilla.

"If we had reached an agreement with Turkey two years ago, Israel would have benefited more," said the Zionist Union leader at an event hosted by Limmud FSU.

Herzog added that Jerusalem's relations with Ankara should be strengthened in other spheres, and stressed that any deal "must not give Erdogan a foothold in Gaza."

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