Erdogan Calls Israeli Self-Defense Against Gaza Riots An 'Inhuman Attack'

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You are an invader and right now are present in those lands as an invader.

In another speech he said: "You are a terrorist state. The US must play a more positive role in ending the Gaza blockade and helping Palestinians and Israelis build a future that works for all", he added.

Netanyahu blasted Erdogan earlier on Sunday, saying that the Israeli military "will not be lectured by someone who for years is bombing civilian populations indiscriminately".

Dubbed the "Great Return March", the demonstrations are also meant to pressure Israel to lift its decade-long blockade of Gaza. "We can see what this terror state is doing by looking at the situation in Gaza and Jerusalem", Erdogan said, according to the Daily Sabah newspaper.

Netanyahu has previously called Erdogan someone who "bombs Kurdish villagers" in a reference to the Turkish Army's operations in northern Syria.

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Israel has defended its soldiers' actions on Friday, when troops opened fire on Palestinians who strayed from a main protest camp attended by tens of thousands and approached the heavily fortified fence cutting off the Gaza Strip.

Netanyahu's tweet came in response to Ankara's criticism of the IDF's use of lethal force on the Gaza protesters which it described as a "disproportionate". "Apparently this is the way they mark April Fools Day in Ankara".

On Saturday, Erdogan said during a speech in Istanbul, "I strongly condemn the Israeli government over its inhumane attack".

Israeli military Gen Ronen Manelis told journalists on Saturday that Hamas - the militant group that controls Gaza - was using protests as a cover for launching attacks on Israel. It was the bloodiest day in the Israel-Palestine conflict in four years.

It said there were attempts to damage the fence and break through into Israel, as well as an attempted gun attack against troops. "Respect to our soldiers who are guarding the country's borders and allowing Israeli citizens to celebrate the (Passover) holiday in peace".

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