Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Credit: World Economic Forum.
(JNS.org) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his verbal offensive against Israel on Sunday, telling a rally in Istanbul that Israelis “will drown in the blood they shed.”
“Just like Hitler, who sought to establish a race free of all faults, Israel is chasing after the same target,” said Erdogan, who is up for re-election Aug. 10.
“[Israelis] kill women so that they will not give birth to Palestinians; they kill babies so that they won’t grow up; they kill men so they can’t defend their country. … They will drown in the blood they shed,” he said, Reuters reported.
In July, Erdogan accused Israel of committing “genocide” and waging “terrorism” against the Palestinian people during its conflict with Hamas in Gaza, and said the Jewish state has “surpassed Hitler in barbarism.” The Turkish leader also dismissed the possibility of working with Israel in the future.