Turkish President Erdogan has said that actions such as targeting hospitals or killing children are inconsistent with the Torah. Erdogan also criticized Germany’s support for Israel in the Gaza conflict. Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan spoke about the ongoing Israel-Hamas war on Friday, saying, “Shooting into hospitals or killing children does not exist in the Torah.” (The Torah is a compilation of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible. It is known by Christians as the Pentateuch or the Five Books of Moses. It is also known as the Written Torah in the Jewish tradition.)
He said that “Look, places of worship have been attacked, churches have been attacked, hospitals have been attacked. But shooting at hospitals, killing children, these things are not in the Torah, you cannot do that .This is not a declaration of human rights, you cannot do that. This is why we should not look at the Israel-Palestine war from a psychology of indebtedness.
Speaking further at a joint press conference with Chancellor Olaf Scholz, ahead of the two leaders’ private talks, Erdogan suggested Germany supported Israel in the Gaza war because of genocide guilt.
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“It is necessary to evaluate the Israeli-Palestinian war within the psychology of debt. “I am speaking comfortably because we do not owe Israel.” pic.twitter.com/ZiB6qdqn9D
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The Turkish President also drew comparisons with Turkey, which he said is able to express its views without any prejudice.
The Turkish president said, “Those who feel indebted to Israel cannot speak openly. We did not go through the Holocaust process, we do not have such a situation, because our respect for humanity is different.”
It should be noted that Germany has seen a rise in anti-Semitism and Islamophobia since the conflict began and has faced criticism for making pro-Palestinian protests difficult, leading the government to fear it would lead to anti-Semitism. It is possible
During World War II, Germany systematically killed 6 million Jews and 5 million other victims, and its postwar identity is based on deep atonement for the Holocaust. Modern Israel was founded in 1948 as a safe haven for Jews.
On October 7, Hamas militants crossed into Israel, killing 1,200 people and taking about 240 hostages. In retaliation, Israel invaded Gaza with the goal of eliminating Hamas. According to Palestinian officials, more than 12,000 people have been killed so far in the war.