PM Erdogan Continues his Blood Libel Tour of Africa
In a ‘foreign policy speech’ given to members of South Africa’s diplomatic corps, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued to hurl at Israel the blood libel that it has killed ‘tens of thousands’ (earlier, in North Africa, he claimed it was ‘hundreds of thousands’) of Palestinians
Erdogan’s remarks came in response to comments from an Israeli embassy diplomat in South Africa, who blamed radical Islamic organisation Hamas for launching rocket attacks into Israeli territory.
“I have asked many Israeli officials, how many Israelis, have been killed by rockets launched from Gaza and Palestine. I could not get an answer,” Erdoğan said.
“Yet tens of thousands of Palestinians have been killed from bombs that have rained down on them from Israel.” “You sleep at night peacefully and secure,” he told the diplomat, to applause by South African foreign affairs officials and members of the diplomatic corps.
Note the response of South Africa’s diplomatic corps.