Israel's Foreign Ministry condemns Erdogan's comments on Hamas
The Jerusalem Post reported on Wednesday that Israel's Foreign Ministry strongly condemned Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's remarks in which he defended Hamas by claiming that it is not a terrorist organization but a liberation group.
Lior Haiat, the ministry's spokesman, expressed Israel's firm stance against Erdogan's comments on the social media platform X (formerly known as Twitter).
Haiat stated, "Hamas is a despicable terrorist organization, worse than ISIS, that brutally and deliberately murders babies, children, women, and the elderly, takes civilians hostage, and uses its people as human shields."
He further stated, "Even the Turkish president's attempt to defend the terrorist organization and his inflammatory words will not change the horrors that the whole world has seen and the unequivocal fact: Hamas = ISIS."