Mashaal: Israel used weak excuses to attack Gaza

March 16, 2012 23:38

Israel used weak excuses as a pretext to attack Gaza, Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal told Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday.

During a surprise visit to Ankara, Mashaal told Erdogan that, "Israel used Gaza as a field experiment for the Iron Dome and the IDF's weapons." The Hamas leader thanked the Turkish prime minister for his efforts to achieve Palestinian unity, and to break the siege on Gaza. Erdogan expressed anger regarding Israel aggression, and warned Mashaal that Israel was trying to drag Gaza into war. Read the full story here

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