Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Turkish President has hit out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for attending the anti-terrorism rally in Paris.
According to Press TV: At a Monday press conference with Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas in the Turkish capital Ankara, Erdogan hit out at Netanyahu for leading “state terrorism” against the Palestinian people, saying that he could “hardly understand how he (Netanyahu) dared to go” to the anti-terrorism march in Paris.
The Turkish president further called on Netanyahu to “give an account for the children, [and] women” he “massacred” during the latest Israeli onslaught on the besieged Gaza Strip.
Erdogan noted that the Israeli premier had no right to attend the march, during which he was seen elbowing his way to the front of the parade of world leaders and waving to the crowd, a gesture some commentators deemed to be at odds with the somber mood.
“How can you see this individual, who carries out state terrorism by massacring 2,500 people in Gaza, waving his hand?” Erdogan said, adding, “He is waving his hand as if people are very enthusiastically waiting for him.”
According to Israeli media, French President Francois Hollande did not want the Israeli Prime Minister to take part in the mass unity rally either, saying the Israeli premier’s presence would be ‘divisive’.