Quotes on the Gaza conflict

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan (Turkish Prime Minister)

In an interview with Aljazeera TV, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip
Erdogan on Monday warned that Israel was committing “inhuman” deeds in Gaza
that will cause it to self-destruct. He further stated that Israel had hurt
its relations with Turkey by attacking Gaza, and will be punished.

Roseanne Barr (famous Jewish-American comedian):

“Israel is a NAZI state. The Jewish Soul is being tortured in Israel.”

Jiri Potuznik (Spokesperson of the Czech EU Presidency apologizing to human

rights lawyer, Daniel Machover, who took him to task over his irresponsible statement that Israel’s land invasion of Gaza was “defensive.” Later in the day, the statement was retracted, the EU reiterated its demand for an immediate ceasefire, and Mr. Potuznik submitted his resignation in shame) “I have corrected my statement to all journalist I talked last night,
correction is going to be placed on our official webside [sic] also; I do believe that misunderstanding [sic] with “defensive” will not undermine common EU position to Gaza situation and the mission of Mr. Schwarzenberg in region; let me againg [sic] apologize [sic] to You personally.”

(email communication)

Daniel Machover (British human rights lawyer active in international

jurisdiction issues writing to British Foreign Minister, David Miliband) “I consider an upgrade in EU-Israeli relations would be viewed by Israel (and the world at large) as an endorsement of gross and repeated Israeli grave breaches of IHL. In my view, decision makers proceeding with such an upgrade would (especially if Israel’s apparent war crimes were on going)
enter what the International Commission of Jurists have recently described as a ‘zone of legal risk’ because their decisions could amount to criminal complicity. … Israel must bring itself into compliance with IHL and international law in general before anything else.”

(email correspondence)

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