The West’s hypocrisy has turned Gaza into a cemetery for children

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday that the hypocrisy of Western countries that support Israel with ammunition so that it can commit its massacres has turned Gaza into the largest cemetery for children and women in the world.

This came in a speech during his participation in the “Old Friends Iftar” event in Istanbul.

President Erdogan explained that “Turkey is defending its brothers in Gaza with all its capabilities, and lies and attempts at misinformation cannot cover up this fact.”

He added, “International institutions and organizations failed again in Gaza, and we must admit that the Islamic world did not pass this test well.”

President Erdogan pointed out that “Israel is not alone. It is an equation made up of dozens of supporters behind it.”

He added, “We admire the minds and consciences of those who believe that Israel is just a country on its own. But the truth is that Israel also represents a completely different equation with the United States, Britain, Germany, France, and dozens of other supporters behind it.”

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Erdogan stressed that Muslims welcomed the holy month of Ramadan this year with a heavy heart because of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the occupied Palestinian territories.

He added: “Gaza is witnessing one of the most horrific operations of genocide, as nearly 40,000 of our brothers were martyred, most of them children and women, 73,000 others were injured, and more than 7,000 innocent people are still languishing under the rubble.”

He continued: “Many efforts were made, and many initiatives were taken by international institutions. But all these diplomatic efforts did not have the expected effect in confronting Israel’s corruption, arrogance, and lawlessness.”

Erdogan expressed his belief that the sooner the Islamic world carries out self-criticism publicly, the better it will be for the Palestinian people and the entire Islamic nation.

He stressed that the humanitarian aid sent by Turkey to Gaza, which exceeded 40 thousand tons, will continue.

He added: “Just as Turkey embraced its neighbors during the Iran-Iraq war, and just as it did not turn its back on any of its brothers from the Caucasus and the Crimean Peninsula, today it supports its brothers in Gaza by all means.”