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Erdogan calls Netanyahu a “terrorist” and Israel a “Terrorist state”



Erdogan calls Netanyahu a “terrorist” and Israel a “Terrorist state”

Killing of 17 Palestinians in Gaza by Israeli forces on “Land Day” on Friday has triggered tension between Israel and Turkey. The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu of being “a terrorist” after he rejected Ankara’s alleged “moral lessons”.

Reacting to Netanyahu’s response to his criticism, Erdogan said, “Hey Netanyahu! You are an occupier. And it is as an occupier that are you are on those lands. At the same time, you are a terrorist.”

While addressing a televised speech in Adana, southern Turkey on Sunday evening, Erdogan said, “What you do to the oppressed Palestinians will be part of history and we will never forget it. The Israeli people are uncomfortable with what you’re doing”.

While addressing his Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in Adan province, Erdogan said, “He says our soldiers are oppressing people in Afrin. Netanyahu, you are very weak, very poor. We are dealing with terrorists, but you are not. Because you are a terror state.”

Netanyahu, in one of his twitter post, said on Saturday, “The most moral army in the world will not be lectured to on morality from someone who for years has been bombing civilians indiscriminately”. He had criticized Erodgan earlier by calling him someone who “bombs Kurdish villagers.”

Erdogan’s comments came at a time when Israeli PM has, on Saturday, praised his troops for “guarding the country’s borders” and allowing “Israeli citizens to celebrate the [Passover] holiday peacefully”. He further said, “Well done to our soldiers”.

Several countries and rights groups have denounced the shooting of the Palestinian protesters, who were demonstrating in thousands along Gaza’s eastern border on Friday. Moreover, 1500 protesters were wounded when Israeli forces opened ammunition at protesters, used tear gas shells, rubber-coated steel bullets.

On Saturday, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan while addressing in Istanbul, said, “I strongly condemn the Israeli government over its inhumane attack”.

Meanwhile, UK’s opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn described the Israeli army’s use of force as “appalling” saying that “The UK government must make its voice heard on the urgency of a genuine settlement for peace and justice.”

Jordan and Qatar had also condemned the Israeli act. However US blocked the issuing of the UNSC statement that condemned Israel’s use of force. Not only that, US representative at UN, Walter Miller said “bad actors” were using the “protests as a cover to incite violence” and “endanger innocent lives.”

US echoed the Israel’s stance towards Friday demonstration, which blamed resistance group “Hamas” that governs the Gaza Strip, for the killings saying they used “violent riots to camouflage terror”.

UN and EU have demanded for independent probe into the use of live ammunition against Palestinians by the Israeli forces.

Meanwhile Tehran based Press TV reports on Monday that Palestinians have protested for the third day as part of the annual “March of Return” to commemorate Land Day, braving Israeli tanks and snipers.

The report further confirmed that at least 50 people were injured on Sunday as Israeli forces shot at Palestinian protesters in the city of Jabalia and some other areas in Gaza Strip. Several protesters suffered suffocation due to inhaling teargas.

Press TV reports that clashes have been ongoing since Friday when tens of thousands of Palestinians began a six-week march near the fence to demand their right to return their family homes in what is now called Israel.

Every year Palestinians observe Land Day on March 30 for commemorating the events on this day in 1976. In response to the Israeli government’s planned expropriation on Arab-owned land in northern Israel. Palestinian leaders called for a day of general strikes and protests against the confiscation of their lands.

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Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda says statements on reclaiming Katchatheevu island from Sri Lanka have no ground

Devananda told the media on Thursday that it is not unusual to hear such claims and counterclaims about Katchatheevu as elections are taking place in India.



Sri Lankan Minister Douglas Devananda has said the statements from some political leaders in India on reclaiming Katchatheevu from the island nation have no ground. He told the media on Thursday that it is not unusual to hear such claims and counterclaims about the strategic island as elections are taking place in India.

The Sri Lankan Minister said he thought India is acting on its interests to secure this place to ensure Sri Lankan fishermen would not have any access to that area and that Sri Lanka should not claim any rights in that resourceful area. According to the 1974 agreement, Devananda said Indian and Sri Lankan fishermen can go fishing in the territorial waters of both countries until the pact was reviewed and amended in 1976.

The amended agreement resulted in fishermen from both countries being barred from fishing in neighboring waters. India’s ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday steered clear of the row surrounding Katchatheevu island. To a volley of questions on the Katchatheevu issue, MEA spokesperson Randhir Jaiswal reffered to External affairs Minister S Jaishankar’s recent comments on the matter.

He said he would like to talk about the issue that has been raised. He added the External Affairs minister has spoken to the press here in Delhi and also in Gujarat and has clarified all the issues. He said everyone should look into the press engagements and they would find the answers to their questions there.

The remarks from Devananda, a Sri Lankan Tamil, came days after the Narendra Modi government accused the Congress and its ally DMK in Tamil Nadu of overlooking national interests by handing over Katchatheevu island to Sri Lanka in 1974. The BJP has also been slamming the 2 parties for not ensuring the rights of the fishermen wanting to fish in waters around the island.

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US reiterates its call for fair, transparent, legal process for Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, speaks on Congress frozen accounts

The US spokesperson said that they are also aware of the Congress party’s allegations that tax authorities have frozen some of their bank accounts in a manner that will make it challenging to effectively campaign in the upcoming elections.



A day after India summoned an US diplomat over their remarks on the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in the liquor policy case, the US reiterated its call for fair, transparent, timely legal processes on Wednesday.

Responding to questions on India summoning Gloria Berbena, the US Acting Deputy Chief of Mission in New Delhi, US State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said that they will continue to follow these actions closely, including the arrest of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Notably, the meeting at the foreign ministry’s South Block office lasted nearly 40 minutes yesterday with India objecting strongly to the US remarks on the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal.

Matthew Miller also responded to a question on the Congress party’s frozen bank accounts. The US spokesperson said that they are also aware of the Congress party’s allegations that tax authorities have frozen some of their bank accounts in a manner that will make it challenging to effectively campaign in the upcoming elections. He added that the US encourages fair, transparent and timely legal processes for each of the issues.

Arvind Kejriwal was arrested last week by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection to the Delhi liquor policy scam. Earlier, AAP leaders Manish Sisodia, Satyendar Jain and Sanjay Singh were arrested in the same case.

The External Affairs Ministry had earlier stated that states are expected to be respectful of the sovereignty and internal affairs of others, and this responsibility is even more so in case of fellow democracies, adding that it could otherwise end up setting unhealthy precedents.

The Ministry further emphasized that India’s legal processes are based on an independent judiciary which is committed to objective and timely outcomes. It mentioned that casting aspersions on India’s legal procedure is unwarranted.

The United State’s remarks followed days after Germany’s Foreign Office stressed that Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal is entitled to a fair and impartial trial. The Indian government labelled their remark as blatant interference in internal matters.

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5 Chinese nationals killed in suicide bomb attack in Pakistan

This is the third major attack on Chinese interests in Pakistan within a week.



Nearly five Chinese nationals were killed in an explosion during an attack on their convoy by a suicide bomber in northwest Pakistan on Tuesday. Reportedly, the suicide bomber rammed an explosives-laden vehicle into a convoy of Chinese engineers travelling from Islamabad to their camp in Dasu, situated in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.

Regional police chief Mohammad Ali Gandapur said that five Chinese nationals and their Pakistani driver were killed in the attack. As yet, none has claimed responsibility for the attack. Bisham Station House Officer (SHO) Bakht Zahir asserted that the incident was a suicide blast and the authorities concerned were collecting the evidence.

The Station House Officer further added that security arrangements were tightened at the spot and the bodies were being shifted to a hospital. He added that they will investigate from where and how the vehicle of a suicide bomber came and how it happened. Notably, this is the third major attack on Chinese interests in Pakistan within a week.

Previously, two attacks hit an airbase and a strategic port in the southwest province of Balochistan where China is investing billions in infrastructure projects. Several Chinese engineers and Pakistani construction workers have for multiple years been working on hydroelectric projects as part of Beijing’s Belt and Road Initiative in the western province of Khyber-Paktunkhwa.

Notably, Dasu is home to a significant dam project, has been a target of previous attacks. Earlier in 2021, the attack in Dasu resulted in the deaths of nine Chinese nationals, along with two Pakistani children. The incident occured when a bus carrying Chinese engineers and workers to the Dasu Hydropower Project site was targeted.

There was confusion surrounding the nature of the attack initially, with some reports suggesting it was a bus accident. Nonetheless, subsequent investigations revealed that it was indeed a terrorist attack. The bus was hit by a blast, leading it to plunge into a ravine.

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