'Turkey'd best think twice before criticizing us'

Facing criticism from Turkey, Jerusalem responds: "We will continue to defend the citizens of Israel from rockets shot into our territory."

Nitsan Kedar,

Binyamin Netanyahu
Binyamin Netanyahu
Marc Israel Sellem/POOL

The Foreign Ministry reacted strongly Monday evening to Turkey's condemnation of the IDF's recent strikes on the Gaza Strip in response to the rocket that was shot yesterday from Gaza into Sderot.

"Normalization of relations with Turkey does not mean that we will be silent in the face of outrageous condemnations against us," Jerusalem said. "We will continue to defend the innocent citizens of Israel from every rocket launched into our territory, in accordance with international law, and in accordance with our responsibility and conscience."

The Foreign Ministry added that "Turkey had best think twice before it criticizes the military activity of other countries."

It will be remembered that the Turkish Foreign Ministry had declared this afternoon that "normalization of relations with Israel does not mean that we will be silent in the face of attacks against the Palestinian nation."

"We will continue to be ardent supporters of the Palestinian cause," Turkey added. "We will continue to defend the Palestinians in the face of Israeli attack, which is opposed to international law and human conscience."




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