Netanyahu says Turkey in no position to lecture ‘world’s most moral army’ over violent Gaza clashes

Netanyahu says Turkey in no position to lecture ‘world’s most moral army’ over violent Gaza clashes, by RT.

Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu said Turkey is in no position to lecture the IDF on its conduct during violent clashes in Gaza. He said Israel had “the most moral army” and dismissed Ankara’s criticism as an April Fool’s Day joke.

“The most moral army in the world will not be lectured by those who have indiscriminately bombed civilian populations for years,” Netanyahu’s office said in a tweet, ironically adding that “apparently this is how April Fool’s Day is celebrated in Ankara.” …

The IDF deployed live ammunition as well as rubber bullets and tear gas against Palestinian protesters, who were taking part in a march to mark Land Day – a show of opposition against Israeli settlements in the region. A total of 17 people were killed during the unrest, and over 1,400 people were injured – roughly half of them by live fire and many others by tear gas and rubber bullets, according to initial figures provided by the Gaza Health Ministry. …

Palestinian rioters were “rolling burning tires and hurling firebombs and rocks” at the security forces, which responded with “riot dispersal means and firing towards main instigators,” according to Israeli military.

hat-tip Stephen Neil