Attached to his tweet were photographs, including one that showed a Palestinian man blindfolded in Israeli custody, a bloody shroud-wrapped corpse, a man in a wheelchair protesting at the Gaza fence, and a photo of Palestinian teenager Ahed Tamimi with her fist raised at IDF soldiers. Erdogan’s spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin tweeted, “instead of begging President Erdogan not to speak out the truth, @netanyahu should end the lawless occupation of Palestinian lands and the brutal oppression of Palestinian people. Bashing Erdogan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles.”
Yere düşen masumları bile tekmelemekten geri durmayan işgalci çabuk sinirlenmiş. Netanyahu binlerce günahsız Filistinlinin katledilmesinden sorumlu, sahildeki çocukları bombalayan modern zamanların eli kanlı katilidir. Türkiye gerçekleri ortaya çıkarmaktan asla vazgeçmeyecek. pic.twitter.com/5w0vb4HoeN— Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (@MevlutCavusoglu) December 23, 2018
Regional Cooperation Minister Tzachi Hanegbi (Likud) spoke out in defense of Netanyahu tweeting, that “Erdogan’s shameless criticism of PM @Netanyahu and the people of #Israel was hateful and unhinged, even by his admittedly lofty antisemitic standards.”Erdogan on Saturday had publicly stated that Jews in Israel kick people when they lie on the floor, adding that Jews kick not only men, but also women and children.Muslims, Erdogan said, will confront the Jews “if they have the courage to deal with us, and we will teach them a lesson.”Netanyahu had tweeted a response to Erdogan’s statements charging: “Erdogan – the occupier of northern Cyprus, whose army massacres women and children in Kurdish villages, inside and outside Turkey – should not preach to Israel.”Reuters contributed to this report.
Instead of begging President Erdoğan not to speak out the truth, @netanyahu should end the lawless occupation of Palestinian lands and the brutal oppression of Palestinian people. Bashing Erdoğan or using Kurds as a political chip will not save him from his domestic troubles. https://t.co/I6YdwDP2v4— Ibrahim Kalin (@ikalin1) December 23, 2018