Why Turkey openly climbed into the Palestinian-Israeli conflict


The Israeli-Palestinian conflict, which has escalated sharply in recent days, has taken an interesting turn. Turkey openly intervened in it, and its President Recep Erdogan called Israel a "terrorist state" and called on the entire world community to immediately stop Tel Aviv. What goals is Ankara pursuing, and why did the "Sultan" get involved in another war in the Middle East?


The day before, during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha, the Turkish president made a number of harsh statements:

We are angry at the oppression of the terrorist state of Israel. Israel has crossed all borders ... It is a duty of honor for mankind to stop Israel. We call on the international community to act. UN involvement is a prerequisite.


Recep Erdogan has pledged to support his "Palestinian brothers and sisters and defend the greatness of Jerusalem." Note that the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount, where the Israeli police fired rubber bullets at the crowd, is one of the main shrines of the Islamic world. It is easy to guess that the Turkish leader is clearly not averse to straddling the topic of defending the foundations of the Muslim faith. But how far is he willing to go this time?

Let us remind you that relations between these two countries are rather ambiguous. Turkey was one of the first to recognize the emergence of the State of Israel; a fairly close economic partnership. Ankara exports metals and metal products, machine tools, cars and trucks, and receives from Tel Aviv Technology mainly for military purposes. By the way, the famous Turkish UAVs have obvious "Israeli genes". Relations between them began to deteriorate noticeably after the coming to power of President Erdogan, who began to conduct policies consistent Islamization of the once distinctly secular Turkey. Ankara clearly needed the image of an external enemy, which was played by Israel, which was pursuing an extremely tough and controversial policy towards Palestinian Muslim Arabs.

In 2007, Egypt and Israel carried out a joint blockade of the Gaza Strip, from where there were constant shelling of the territory of the Jewish state. This blockade was heavily criticized by the UN, the top leadership of the United States and Great Britain, Russia and Turkey, as well as all Arab countries. According to the Human Rights Council, it has resulted in the collapse of the economy and public services, an increase in poverty and unemployment. There are groceries in the shops, but most Palestinians simply have nothing to buy them with. In 2010, the Free Gaza Movement, also known as the Freedom Flotilla, attempted to break through Israel's naval blockade of the enclave in a six-ship humanitarian aid flotilla, the Free Gaza Movement. The navy of the Jewish state prevented them, and there was an armed conflict with casualties.

The key point in this story is that the Flotilla was sent on the initiative of the Turkish Human Rights Committee and to provide humanitarian aid to the IHH and left the Turkish port. After this incident, relations between Ankara and Tel Aviv deteriorated sharply, and Israel began to be friends against Turkey with Greece and Cyprus. It is against this historical background that President Erdogan has again become active in the anti-Israeli arena. What options does he have?

The first thing that comes to mind, given the experience of Turkey's expansion in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan, is the action through "proxy" and arms assistance. But with this, Ankara will have a big problem, since the Gaza Strip still remains in the conditions of the blockade, albeit not so tough. The Israeli Navy will simply not be allowed to break through the next "Freedom Flotilla", which will be loaded with weapons this time. The most that the Turks can do to help their "Palestinian brothers and sisters" is to provide them with financial assistance.

A much more realistic option is the participation of Turkish peacekeepers in the separation of the parties in Gaza as part of an international mission. It is not for nothing that President Erdogan especially emphasized in his statement on the participation of the UN in the resolution of the conflict. If the Turks enter East Jerusalem under such a plausible pretext, it will be a great political victory for Ankara, which seeks to become the unifying center of the entire Islamic world.

The latter scenario is the most severe and unrealistic, but in a certain scenario, it may turn out to be in demand. Turkey can still send a new "Freedom Flotilla" to Gaza with a humanitarian cargo, but this time accompanied by its navy. This will almost inevitably lead to a military clash with the Israeli naval forces, which will lead to the sinking of Turkish ships. But will this be a defeat for President Erdogan? On the one hand, yes, this is an image defeat.

On the other hand, it is also a great image victory. Turkish soldiers who died in an attempt to break through will become martyrs, and the "sultan" himself will become a "defender of the faith." After this, Turkey will turn into a powerful unifying center of the entire Islamic world, which is not afraid to go against Israel. At the same time, Ankara will receive the full moral right to start creating its own nuclear arsenal with the help of partners from Pakistan to contain Tel Aviv's aggression. Isn't it worth losing an age-old frigate?
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  2. Binder Offline Binder
    Binder (Miron) 15 May 2021 20: 02
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    In this publication, Mr. Marzhetsky, you were able to concisely highlight the main points of relations between Israel and Turkey over several decades, as well as outline possible scenarios for the development of events, which, however, do not seem to a large extent probable.
    An attempt by the Turkish Navy to break through the naval blockade of the sector is not realistic, as is the participation of Turkish military personnel in the UN forces in Gaza, and, moreover, in Jerusalem. Who will let them go there? East Jerusalem, I dare to remind, is the sovereign territory of the State of Israel according to the decision of the Knesset, no UN peacekeepers can be there by definition. And in Gaza, which is not the territory of the State of Israel, UN peacekeepers can also get into only with the consent of both sides. The Israelis will not let the Turks go there. Financial support decomp. The Turks have been providing Arab organizations on the Western coast and in Gaza for a long time, it is not very generous, but rather simply symbolic. Your assumption that Erdogan is willing to deliberately sacrifice ships and sailors in order to have a reason for the development of his nuclear program does not seem realistic. The main Turk knows that the Israelis will not allow him to acquire their own nuclear weapons, so why unnecessary sacrifices?
    It seems to me that Erdogan's goals are much more prosaic - he really wants to join the new gas fields in the Eastern Mediterranean, which Israel, Greece and Cyprus are going to jointly develop. However, all three states so far quite unambiguously send him on an erotic journey on foot. Israel is a clear leader in the trinity; further development of this business largely depends on its decisions. Therefore, the Turkish godfather runs into the Israelis in order to force them to make mutual concessions: the Turks completely forget about the Arab grapes with the Jews, and the Jews, in turn, give the Turks a "small share" in future income. The idea is rather primitive. but what can you expect from a Turkish godfather?
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 May 2021 07: 48
      +2
      Your assumption that Erdogan is willing to deliberately sacrifice ships and sailors in order to have a reason for the development of his nuclear program does not seem realistic. The main Turk knows that the Israelis will not allow him to acquire their own nuclear weapons, so why unnecessary sacrifices?

      I would like to see how you will interfere with the Turks. smile
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 16 May 2021 14: 39
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        Quote: Marzhetsky
        I would like to see how you will interfere with the Turks.

        It is from your folly that such desires arise. And the Turk Erdogan clearly does not feel such a need, limiting himself, according to a long-standing Muslim tradition, to boisterous statements and loud curses like: "I played a trumpet at your house!" and "Allah will punish the unbelievers!" Because, unlike you, Mr. Marzhetskiy, he understands that the Israelis will in passing destroy the ships of the Turkish Navy, just as they once shot a dozen hooligans on the Mavi Marmara. Although he is a Turk, he doesn’t come… well… rock.
      2. Strange war Offline Strange war
        Strange war (Vasya) 19 May 2021 21: 15
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        Quote: Marzhetsky
        Your assumption that Erdogan is willing to deliberately sacrifice ships and sailors in order to have a reason for the development of his nuclear program does not seem realistic. The main Turk knows that the Israelis will not allow him to acquire their own nuclear weapons, so why unnecessary sacrifices?

        I would like to see how you will interfere with the Turks. smile

        Yes, very simple - Americans will whine through the Zionist lobby laughing
    2. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 May 2021 08: 54
      +1
      Who will let them go there? East Jerusalem, I dare to remind, is the sovereign territory of the State of Israel according to the decision of the Knesset, no UN peacekeepers can be there by definition.

      I believe the time has come for the creation of the "Jerusalem Platform" with the aim of exerting international pressure for the Israeli de-occupation of the eastern part of the ancient city.
      1. Binder Offline Binder
        Binder (Miron) 16 May 2021 14: 51
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        What are you saying, really? I now think that the "Crimean platform", "Donbass platform", "Abkhazian platform", "South Ossetian platform", "Transnistrian platform" should be created? And also the Karelian, Sakhalin-Kuril, Konigsberg and other platforms in order to provide international pressure for the Russian de-occupation of these territories. And then you have some kind of double standards. bully
        1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
          Ulysses (Alexey) 16 May 2021 20: 29
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          I now think that the "Crimean platform", "Donbass platform", "Abkhazian platform", "South Ossetian platform", "Transnistrian platform" should be created? And also Karelian, Sakhalin-Kuril, Konigsberg and other platforms.

          Jews are being persecuted in Europe, do you feel sorry for your co-religionists?
          1. Binder Offline Binder
            Binder (Miron) 16 May 2021 20: 48
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            Most of the anti-Semitic incidents in Europe today are committed by immigrants from Islamic countries, the Europeans themselves have nothing to do with these events, perceiving them purely negatively. By the way, what can you say about the topic of the publication? It's about the Turks and their attitude to the Arab-Israeli conflict.
            1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 16 May 2021 23: 09
              -1
              Most of the anti-Semitic incidents in Europe today are committed by immigrants from Islamic countries, the Europeans themselves have nothing to do with these events, perceiving them purely negatively.

              The natives do not care how the Europeans regard their jihad.
              Europeans prefer not to interfere with your showdown.
              So you will quickly be swept out of Europe.
              Your exodus from France is already irreversible.
              1. Binder Offline Binder
                Binder (Miron) 16 May 2021 23: 20
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                Quote: Ulysses
                Your exodus from France is already irreversible.

                Fine. Israel has a place for every Jew who wishes to live here.
                1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
                  Ulysses (Alexey) 17 May 2021 23: 08
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                  Why smart ones fly in transit to the USA ??

                  Apparently a place on a powder keg with a machine gun in the arms of smart people does not inspire .. laughing
                  1. Binder Offline Binder
                    Binder (Miron) 18 May 2021 01: 59
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                    Quote: Ulysses
                    a place on a powder keg with a machine gun in the arms of smart people does not inspire.

                    It is a masterpiece!!!
                    And in the USA they go to different. reasons. Many, by the way, then return. Some in six months, some in 20 years. I also have US citizenship, but I prefer to live here.
          2. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
            Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 17 May 2021 16: 14
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            Quote: Ulysses
            I now think that the "Crimean platform", "Donbass platform", "Abkhazian platform", "South Ossetian platform", "Transnistrian platform" should be created? And also Karelian, Sakhalin-Kuril, Konigsberg and other platforms.

            Jews are being persecuted in Europe, do you feel sorry for your co-religionists?

            According to statistics, at the beginning of 2021, 88% of the world's Jews live in Israel and the United States, 11% in Western countries - Canada, Australia, Great Britain, France, Germany. Welcome home to Israel. But it won't come to that. In these countries, Islamists are treated very negatively. The anti-Islamist right wing is gaining strength. In Austria, the chancellor raised the Israeli flag over his residence, in Germany, Israel was supported at the level of chancellor, the Czech Republic took an openly pro-Israel position. Marie Le Pen in France, openly connects the prosperity of France with the end of emigration from Arab countries. Rather, the Islamists will have problems.
            1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
              Ulysses (Alexey) 17 May 2021 23: 19
              +1
              According to statistics, 2021% of the world's Jews live in Israel and the United States at the beginning of 88,

              Do not confuse warm with hot (USA and Israel).
              The USA is warm and cozy (although times are changing rapidly).
              It is hot in Israel, uncomfortable, a rocket can fly into a pile ..
              In some moment.

              And taking into account the birth rate of Israeli citizens of Arab nationality, I can only sympathize with you. tongue
              1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
                Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 18 May 2021 00: 50
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                Quote: Ulysses
                According to statistics, 2021% of the world's Jews live in Israel and the United States at the beginning of 88,

                Do not confuse warm with hot (USA and Israel).
                The USA is warm and cozy (although times are changing rapidly).
                It is hot in Israel, uncomfortable, a rocket can fly into a pile ..
                In some moment.

                And taking into account the birth rate of Israeli citizens of Arab nationality, I can only sympathize with you. tongue

                You said, though without substantiating, that "Jews are being driven across Europe ..." I gave you data that there is no one to drive: 88% of Jews live in Israel and the states. Well, there are no Jews there, as for example there are no Jews in Poland, Estonia, Russia. In response, I get that a rocket will fly under the pile, and in the United States, the Jews are warm and dry. Experts consider such answers as distorted perception in time and space. Your answers are not causally related to mine. And then a new outburst of consciousness: Arab women give birth more than Jewish ones. And so .... a new scary picture. If I understood correctly: soon there will be more Arabs in Israel than Jews. Will not be . For three reasons.
                1. Arabs in Israel about 1.5 million, Jews - Orthodox -30% of all Jews in Israel. This is approximately 2,3 million. The birth rate in this Jewish segment is higher than in the Arab.
                2. Due to the continuing repatriation of Jews from different countries, the number of Jews is growing not only due to the birth rate. 3. In families of secular Jews, the average number of children is 3.1 children. Bottom line. The number of Arabs, as never exceeded 22% of the total population of Israel, will remain constant. Question. Why do you get screwed all the time? Answer: because the word is hot, it is written through O, but not through E, as you write. These are not typos
                , which are found in everyone, is an indicator of your level of education. This is an elementary school. First class: live, cho-cho, cha-cho ... Nightmare!
  3. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 15 May 2021 20: 42
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    I love our intelligent forum !!!
    Colleagues from several countries are pulling away from the heart, laughing!
    And rightly so ... Especially on Saturday night ... fellow
    1. Vladimir Daetoya (Vladimir Daetoya) 16 May 2021 05: 04
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      Well, yes, for some it is a Sabbath, but for some it is a Sabbath.
      1. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
        Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 17 May 2021 16: 15
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        And for some it is Saturday, distorted Hebrew from the Sabbath. )
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 15 May 2021 20: 48
    +2
    Competent analysis. Everyone is already tired of the behavior of Israel and Turkey too. Absolutely not a contractual country. This conflict will continue until Israel begins to reckon with others.
    1. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
      Michael1950 (Michael) 16 May 2021 01: 22
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      - So who are you rooting for ?! For Turkey, or for Israel ?? laughing lol
      1. GRF Offline GRF
        GRF 16 May 2021 18: 02
        0
        The desert will win ...
    2. Vladimir Daetoya (Vladimir Daetoya) 16 May 2021 05: 07
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      This conflict will continue until Israel begins to reckon with others.

      - It will start soon, it will definitely start. Gigamon will deflate and start right away. Not for long, however, because as soon as it begins, then it will end.
    3. Tramp1812 Offline Tramp1812
      Tramp1812 (Tramp 1812) 17 May 2021 16: 19
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      Quote: steel maker
      Competent analysis. Everyone is already tired of the behavior of Israel and Turkey too. Absolutely not a contractual country. This conflict will continue until Israel begins to reckon with others.

      A hackneyed welcome, Cap. Who is it to all? Turks and Persians or what? It's not the whole planet yet. Name, specifically, the great powers that condemned Jerusalem for defending itself against thousands of rockets launched from Gaza. But Erdogan, who decided to revise the legacy of Ataturk, causes an ambiguous attitude in Turkey itself.
  5. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 16 May 2021 08: 56
    +2
    Quote: Michael1950
    - So who are you rooting for ?! For Turkey, or for Israel ?? laughing lol

    For these two countries to grapple with each other, probably hi Stand each other.
    1. Binder Offline Binder
      Binder (Miron) 16 May 2021 20: 52
      -1
      Futile hopes, Marzhetsky. Turkish views are directed mostly in a different direction - the Caucasus, Middle Asia, the Volga region ...
  6. aquarius580 Offline aquarius580
    aquarius580 16 May 2021 10: 07
    +2
    When it's time for structures to collapse
    at any time, everywhere at roundabouts
    at the deathbed of empires and cultures
    Jews are standing in mourning headbands.


    (Igor Guberman)
  7. Danila46 Offline Danila46
    Danila46 (Daniel) 16 May 2021 10: 34
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    Quote: Marzhetsky
    Who will let them go there? East Jerusalem, I dare to remind, is the sovereign territory of the State of Israel according to the decision of the Knesset, no UN peacekeepers can be there by definition.

    I believe the time has come for the creation of the "Jerusalem Platform" with the aim of exerting international pressure for the Israeli de-occupation of the eastern part of the ancient city.

    Fylystyn flag in your hands ...
  8. marciz Offline marciz
    marciz (Stas) 16 May 2021 14: 49
    0
    Palestinians don't give up !!!! Remember what the Jews in power did to Ukraine !!!! (Not to be confused with normal Jews)))
  9. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 16 May 2021 18: 14
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    Quote: Marzhetsky
    Quote: Michael1950
    - So who are you rooting for ?! For Turkey, or for Israel ?? laughing lol

    For these two countries to grapple with each other, probably hi Stand each other.

    - Does your upbringing allow you to knock "Turks on the head" yourself? Or just stupid?
    Under Catherine the Great, they were not treated so "humanely" and did not allow them to wipe their feet about themselves, did not wait for someone else's uncle to do it for you ...
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 16 May 2021 22: 39
      +1
      - Does your upbringing allow you to knock "Turks on the head" yourself?

      Education allows you to wait until the Arabs grind you slowly.

      Just don’t remember your grandchildren later about the “historical homeland”. repeat
  10. Alexzn Offline Alexzn
    Alexzn (Alexander) 16 May 2021 20: 06
    +1
    A much more realistic option seems to be the participation of Turkish peacekeepers in the separation of the parties in Gaza as part of an international mission. It is not for nothing that President Erdogan particularly stressed in his statement on the participation of the UN in resolving the conflict.

    Today it is unscientific fantasy. It is necessary to negotiate with three parties, if the Palestinians can agree (not a fact), then the two main players - Egypt and Israel will not even talk on this topic.

    If the Turks enter East Jerusalem under such a plausible pretext, it will be a great political victory for Ankara, which seeks to become the unifying center of the entire Islamic world.
    The latter scenario is the most severe and unrealistic, but in a certain scenario, it may turn out to be in demand.

    Under certain conditions, the Turks can land on the moon ... Personally, I have not been able to invent the conditions under which Turkish soldiers become peacekeepers in Israel. And Jordan will not agree to increase the role of Turkey in East Jerusalem.

    At the same time, Ankara will receive the full moral right to start creating its own nuclear arsenal with the help of partners from Pakistan to contain Tel Aviv's aggression.

    It makes no sense at all. On the water, Turkey is an order of magnitude stronger than Israel, the scenario itself is ridiculous, and there is simply no need for Turkey's nuclear weapons against Israel. Morality has nothing to do with it. Turkey will resolve the issue with nuclear weapons in the Turkey-Iran-Saudi Arabia triangle.
  11. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
    Ulysses (Alexey) 16 May 2021 22: 27
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    The first thing that comes to mind, given the experience of Turkey's expansion in Syria, Libya and Azerbaijan, is the action through "proxy" and arms assistance.

    From the realm of the obviously incredible, one can immediately forget.

    A much more realistic option seems to be the participation of Turkish peacekeepers in the separation of the parties in Gaza as part of an international mission.

    We read the above.

    The latter scenario is the most severe and unrealistic, but in a certain scenario, it may turn out to be in demand. Turkey can still send a new "Freedom Flotilla" to Gaza with a humanitarian cargo, but this time accompanied by its navy. This will almost inevitably lead to a military clash with the Israeli naval forces,

    It is impossible without any "layouts".
    The Turkish "bolivar" is already straining under the weight of Syria and Libya.
    Getting involved in a protracted war with the Tel Aviv regime?
    Erdogan will definitely not fit in ..
  12. Michael1950 Offline Michael1950
    Michael1950 (Michael) 17 May 2021 01: 33
    -1
    Quote: Ulysses
    - Does your upbringing allow you to knock "Turks on the head" yourself?

    Education allows you to wait until the Arabs grind you slowly.

    - Yes, you have already been waiting for 1956 years since 65, "when the Arabs will grind us slowly," the Soviet Union unrequitedly poured tens and tens of billions of dollars into this event of "slowly grinding the Jews"! So what?! Already the Soviet Union has crumbled, strained and died, and you grind everything with your tongues, but grind ... am For 65 years, the entire collective farm has been swearing "the Israeli military" ... wink

    Just don’t remember your grandchildren later about the “historical homeland”. repeat

    - There are very few people willing to return to Russia, especially under the current government ... laughing lol
  13. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 17 May 2021 18: 14
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    All with Du Shambe!
    On Saturday, I looked into the water, the branch will be interesting!
    I read, I get deep moral satisfaction !!!
    You, most importantly, friends, do not stop, cut the truth-womb !!! fellow
  14. Vladest Offline Vladest
    Vladest (Vladimir) 17 May 2021 18: 54
    0
    Turkey did not "openly" get involved in the conflict between Jews and Palestinians. Only words.
    In a couple of days they will settle down there, and in a week everyone will already forget that something happened. Now Israel is finishing off the remnants of Hamas infrastructure there. And then again for ten years, all and sundry and the Russian Federation in particular will be able to arm Hamas again.
    1. Ulysses Offline Ulysses
      Ulysses (Alexey) 18 May 2021 20: 05
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      Now Israel is finishing off the remnants of Hamas infrastructure there.

      "The Qatar Red Crescent reported that the headquarters of this organization in the Gaza Strip was attacked and destroyed in an air strike by the Zionist regime. The Zionist regime also struck a number of residential buildings and ministry buildings in the Gaza Strip today. The Qatari Red Crescent Society in the Gaza Strip said the center was targeted by a direct attack by the Zionist regime, calling the action a violation of international law and emphasizing the need for continued assistance to the residents of the Gaza Strip.

      At the same time, the Zionist regime continues to bombard residential and civilian buildings in the gas sector. Israeli fighters also attacked the building of the Ministry of Donations, the Ministry of Health and the only laboratory for the detection of coronavirus in the Gaza Strip.as well as Palestinian dwellings, leading to the deaths of some people. In a follow-up to its attacks on peaceful Palestinian centers, the Zionist regime announced to the UN that it intends to attack the two schools of Al-Barak and Al-Aqsa around a Palestinian mosque in the Gaza Strip.

      The press service of the Palestinian government said that these two schools were among the centers prepared to accommodate people whose homes were destroyed, and that their coordinates had already been provided to international organizations."
  15. Gadlei Offline Gadlei
    Gadlei 20 May 2021 10: 53
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    It is not without reason that it is said that brevity is the sister of talent. And you read the article and you see a lot of water.