Erdogan Claims Hamas Is Not A Terrorist Organization

The Daily Caller | 5/6/2018 | Staff
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The president of Turkey claimed that Hamas is not a terrorist organization in a Tuesday tweet directed at Israel’s prime minister, calling Hamas’s enemies “oppressors.”

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan posted the tweet in response to violence along the Israeli-Palestinian border over the move of the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem and Israeli military officials’ reports that Hamas is behind the violence. Both Israel and the U.S. have labeled Hamas a terrorist organization since the organization has conducted “many attacks, including large-scale suicide bombings, against Israeli civilian and military targets” and “makes little or no effort to avoid targets frequented by foreigners.”

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The Israeli Defense Forces stated Tuesday that 24 of the reported 60 Palestinians killed during violent protests along the border fence were known terrorists, according to The Times of Israel. The IDF based their report on an investigation conducted by the Shin Bet security service.

“Most of the people [from terror groups] killed belonged to the Hamas terror group, and some to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad,” an IDF spokesperson said, according to The Times of Israel.

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The IDF claimed that among those 24 terrorists were all eight members of a Hamas cell group that engaged IDF in a gun fight while trying to breach the border fence.

“There, eight armed terrorists began throwing pipe bombs and grenades at the troops and the fence,” the Israeli stated, according to The Times...
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