Turkey urges Israel to stop military air operations in Gaza
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 11
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
Turkish President Abdullah Gul has urged Israel to end its military air operations in Gaza, Turkish TV channel TRT Haber reported on July 11.
President Gul also called on Israel not to start military land operations in the region.
"There is no winner in the military actions in the Middle East," Gul stressed.
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.