Turkey's Erdogan calls Netanyahu a 'terrorist' over Gaza deaths

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"At the same time, you are a terrorist", Erdogan said in a televised speech in Adana, southern Turkey, on Sunday. "What you are doing to those oppressed Palestinians is going to be part of history, and we won't forget it".

"The most moral army in the world will not be lectured to on morality from someone who for years has been bombing civilians indiscriminately", Netanyahu wrote on Twitter, adding "apparently this is how they mark April 1 in Ankara".

"Israel has carried out a massacre in Gaza and Netanyahu is a terrorist".

Erdogan on Friday spoke with US President Donald Trump in a call and the Turkish leader said he told Trump: "Aren't you going to intervene here?".

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stepped up a war of words with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, telling him that he better get used to it and Israel was not prepared to accept any criticism from the Turkish strongman.

Turkish Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın on March 30 condemned the killing of Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli security forces.

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Netanyahu has previously called Erdogan someone who "bombs Kurdish villagers" in a reference to the Turkish Army's operations in northern Syria.

On Saturday, Erdogan said during a speech in Istanbul, "I strongly condemn the Israeli government over its inhumane attack". As noted, most of the dead were known members of Hamas military wing or other Palestinian terrorist groups.

The demonstrators are demanding that Palestinian refugees be allowed the right of return to towns and villages which their families fled from, or were driven out of when the state of Israel was created in 1948.

It said there were attempts to damage the fence and infiltrate Israel, while alleging there was also an attempted gun attack against soldiers along the border.

A tense calm descended on Sunday on the border area, where hundreds of Palestinians, a fraction of the tens of thousands who initially turned out, remained in tent encampments along the fenced 40-mile border.

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