Those who shoot babies will live in shame, Turkish PM slams Israeli forces
Speaking at the Support for Jerusalem rally in the southeastern province of Diyarbakır, Yıldırım said he condemns Israelis who oppress Palestinians and spill blood at the Al-Aqsa Complex in Jerusalem.
“These cowards who spray bullets at innocent children and babies will live with the shame forever,” Yıldırım said.
At least 65 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire during protests in eastern Gaza on May 14. Thousands more were injured.
The protests were part of weeks-long rallies marking the 70th anniversary of Israel’s establishment — an event Palestinians refer to as the “Nakba” or “The Catastrophe” — and against the relocation of the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Since the rallies began on March 30, more than 110 Palestinians have been killed and thousands injured by Israeli gunfire, according to the Palestinian Health Ministry.
On Turkey’s fight against outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) militants, Yıldırım said “no terror group will be allowed to kidnap Turkish children and take them to the mountains.”
“No demonic group will be allowed to make the country’s women cry anymore,” he added.
Speaking in the eastern province of Bingöl late on May 20, Yıldırım said the U.S. has not only watched Israeli cruelty in Gaza but even supported it.
He said the murderer of Palestinians in Gaza was not only Israel, but also the U.S., which insisted on moving its embassy to Jerusalem.