Anti-Israel protests held in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, July 12
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

The protests against the Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip were held on the night of July 12 in several provinces of Turkey, the Turkish Anadolu news agency reported.

The protesters strongly condemned Israel's actions against Palestinians, and called for an immediate cessation of military operations in the Gaza Strip.

Protests were held in Istanbul, Izmir, Trabzon cities.

Earlier, Turkish President Abdullah Gul has urged Israel to end its military air operations in Gaza, and urged not to start any military land operations in the region.

Following the discovery of corpses of three abducted Jewish teenagers on July 12 in the West Bank of the Jordan River, the Israeli government accused the Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas.

Israeli officials, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, said that new military operations would be launched in the Gaza Strip in revenge on Hamas for the killing of the teenagers.

The abduction and murder of the 17-year-old Mohammed Abu Khudeir on July 2, led to rocket attacks on Israeli towns from the Gaza Strip.

On July 8, Israel announced the beginning of a military operation dubbed "Protective Edge" in the Gaza Strip. The operation has killed scores of Palestinians, and more than 500 people have been injured.

Edited by S.I.

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