Erdogan Calls on Israel to Halt Attacks on Gaza, End Its ‘State of Madness’

Turkish President Recep Tayyp Erdogan. (Photo: Kremlin, via Wikimedia Commons)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday called on Israel to stop its ongoing attacks on Gaza and get out of its “state of madness,” as it intensified its operations overnight, Anadolu news agency reported.

“The continuously increasing and intensified Israeli bombardments directed towards Gaza have once again targeted women, children, and innocent civilians, deepening the ongoing humanitarian crisis,” Erdogan wrote on X.

The president asked people in Turkey to join the “Great Palestine Meeting” rally at the Ataturk Airport in Istanbul scheduled for Saturday afternoon to show solidarity and support for Palestinians.

Erdogan himself is expected to address the protest.

Israel has, thus far, killed 7,703 Palestinians, including over 3,000 children; and wounded over 19,000 more. 

Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

On Friday night, Israel intensified airstrikes and expanded its ground operations in Gaza, while knocking out all communications for Palestinians in the besieged Strip.

(PC, Anadolu)

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