of Hamas is ‘unrealistic’ – Erdogan

26 of Hamas is ‘unrealistic’ – Erdogan

Israel and its Western backers ought to deal with a two-state answer as a substitute, the Turkish president mentioned

Israel’s aim to destroy Hamas or expel the Palestinian militants from Gaza is unattainable, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned on Saturday, because the combating within the Center East has resumed following a quick truce.

“The Western international locations that assist Israel, particularly the USA and the UK, at all times convey up the query ‘What are we going to do about the specter of Hamas?’ as a substitute of wanting on the two-state [solution],” Erdogan informed reporters on a flight from Dubai, the place he attended a local weather convention. 

“Our reply is: If we put the evaluation based mostly on the two-state [solution] within the middle, the problems of Gaza and mutual threats will primarily disappear. That’s how we have to cope with it.”

“The exclusion and destruction of Hamas just isn’t a sensible situation,” the Turkish chief added. 

Erdogan has strongly condemned Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip and the Jewish state’s “uncompromising strategy” for the demise of a weeklong truce with the Palestinian militants, which expired on Friday. He additionally repeatedly refused to label Hamas a “terrorist group” and has as a substitute known as Israel “a terror state.”

Israel, in the meantime, accused Ankara of backing the militants. “We’ll free Gaza from Hamas, for the sake of Israel’s safety and to create a greater future for the residents of the area,” International Minister Eli Cohen wrote on X (previously Twitter) on Saturday. “You [Turkish presidency] are welcome to host in your nation Hamas terrorists who aren’t eradicated and flee from Gaza.”

Israeli military Chief of Workers Lieutenant Common Herzi Halevi reiterated on Tuesday that the IDF is able to “dismantle” Hamas. “It can take time, these are complicated objectives, however they’re justified past measure,” he mentioned.

The newest spherical of violence within the Center East erupted on October 7 following a serious assault by the Palestinian armed group Hamas, which left some 1,200 Israelis useless. Retaliatory airstrikes and floor operations by Israel have killed over 15,000 Palestinians, in line with Hamas-controlled authorities in Gaza. 

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