Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as a “liar” after a controversial speech to the UN General Assembly.
Netanyahu said: “Erdogan is the one who keeps telling lies about Israel, who kills the Kurds in his country, and who denies the terrible crimes against Armenians – this person should not preach to Israel,” according to the Jerusalem Post.
Erdogan, in his speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, strongly criticized Israel, saying: “Palestinian territories occupied by Israel is one of the most unjust places in the world.”
Erdogan criticized the international community’s silence over the killing of a Palestinian woman by Israeli security forces in full view of the world.
He pointed out that the current Israeli government through its acts of these crimes, imposing an inhuman blockade on the Gaza Strip, illegal settlement activities and changing the historical and legal status of Jerusalem does not stop in violation of international law, but goes beyond it to trample on all human values.