Turkey Recalls Israel’s Ambassador over Ongoing War Crimes in Gaza

Tensions are running high between Turkiye and Israel. (Image: Palestine Chronicle)

The Turkish Foreign Ministry announced on Saturday that Ankara recalled its ambassador from Israel for consultations over the Israeli war on Gaza.

“In the wake of the unfolding humanitarian tragedy in the Gaza Strip caused by Israel’s incessant attacks on civilians and also by Israel’s rejection of appeals for a ceasefire and the unimpeded access of humanitarian aid, it has been decided to recall our Ambassador to Tel Aviv, Sakir Ozkan Torunlar, to Ankara for consultations,” the ministry said.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan repeatedly called on Israel to stop its ongoing attacks on Gaza.

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

“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 on October 28, as Israel intensified its military operations in the besieged Gaza Strip.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,488 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,900 children and 2,500 women, and wounded more than 24,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington.


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