Turkey’s Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan, assembled with great urgency Sunni-Muslim leaders from the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, as well as Iran’s Shiite President Hassan Rouhani. The assembled representatives of the 57 member-states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) held this “emergency meeting” in Istanbul, Turkey, by virtue of Turkey’s holding the presidency of the OIC. The ostensible reason for the meeting was the Gaza “March of the Return,” and the U.S. embassy relocation to Jerusalem.
In his viciously anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement, Erdogan said that, “To take action for Palestinians massacred by Israeli bandits is to show the whole world that humanity is not dead.” Naturally, he again disregarded the fact that the Hamas terrorists ruling Gaza, paid and organized for this attempt to breach the Israeli border with Gaza, using arms, fire bearing kites, and Molotov cocktails against Israeli soldiers, and if possible Israeli civilians. Behind the “demonstrators” were Hamas terrorists with an attack plan to terrorize Israeli communities around Gaza. Any democratic state charged with the safekeeping of its people and protecting its borders from an invasion would have acted with less restraint than Israel did.