The Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Israel over their “shameful methods” of attacks in the Gaza Strip which is home to 2.2 million civilians and almost half of them are children.
The Turkish President said on Wednesday that Israel is not conducting themselves “like a state” with how their military are operating in the Gaza.
Erdogan warned Jerusalem, “Israel should not forget that if it acts more like an organization rather than a state, it’ll finish by being treated as such.
Erdogan said, attacking using “shameful methods” of the Israeli army in the densely-populated Gaza Strip.
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He added, “Bombing civilian sites, killing civilians, blocking humanitarian aid and trying to present these as achievements are the acts of an organization and not a state.
“We think that a war should have an ethic and that both parties should respect it. Unfortunately, this principle is gravely violated in Israel and in Gaza.”
He denounced the “murders of civilians on Israeli territory” and “the blind massacre of innocents in a Gaza subjected to constant bombardment.”
Israel ordered the “complete siege of the Gaza Strip” and there is now “no electricity, no food, no fuel, everything is closed.”
Israels Defence Minister Yoav Gallant said that we “are fighting human animals, and we act accordingly.”
Gallant’s orders amount to war crimes under international law and potentially a crime against humanity and genocide, international law experts have said.
Hamas actions are also war crimes and even more so by threatening to execute 150 foreign citizens in response to Palestinian civilians being targeted in mass air strikes which has literally seen thousands of bombs dropped hourly since the weekend.
The Intercept reported that Omar Shakir, Israel and Palestine director at Human Rights Watch, said in a statement, “Deliberate killings of civilians, hostage-taking, and collective punishment are heinous crimes that have no justification.
“The unlawful attacks and systematic repression that have mired the region for decades will continue, so long as human rights and accountability are disregarded.”
The Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Palestinian civilians to “leave now because we will operate forcefully everywhere.”
However, experts in law have pointed out that despite Netanyahu’s warning this is far from sufficient.
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world and there is nowhere that people can seek safety as since Israel blockaded the area in 2007 they are all essentially trapped.
Legal experts have pointed out that Gallant’s warning was an “admission of intent” to commit war crimes in Gaza which has left hundreds dead and thousands injured.