That's not genocide, Mr. Erdogan

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Erdogan calls Israel more barbaric than Hitler quotes Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan as saying,

“Since [Israel’s creation] in 1948, we have been witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every day and every month,” he said. “But above all, we are witnessing this attempt at systematic genocide every Ramadan.”

Erdogan added, "They curse Hitler day and night, but they have surpassed Hitler in barbarism."

It seems that Mr. Erdogan needs some help with the English language, because he clearly does not understand "genocide." Genocide is defined as the "deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group." Bending over backward to avoid hitting enemy civilians, even to the extent of recklessly endangering the lives of one's own soldiers and civilians, is not genocide, I say "recklessly" because Israel's restraint far exceeds that required by the Geneva and Hague Conventions, both of which allow you to fire on legitimate military targets regardless of collateral damage. That's as in, "If you don't want us to bomb a mosque, school, or hospital, don't use it as a gun or rocket emplacement."

What Israel is doing to defend itself from Islamist terrorists, Mr. Erdogan, is not genocide.