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Biden Admin Refuses To Condemn NATO Leader Who Praised Hamas

via ABC News

White House national security spokesperson, John Kirby, declined to condemn Turkey for praising Hamas after its attack on Israel.

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan referred to Hamas as a “liberation group” and accused Israel of being a “war criminal.”

Kirby stated that while they do not agree with Erdogan’s comments, Turkey remains an important NATO ally. (Trending: Judge Declines To Recuse From Trump 2024 Ballot Case)

Erdogan canceled his trip to Israel and accused the country of abusing Turkey’s intentions.

John Kirby said, “Well we certainly let President Erdogan speak to his comments. We don’t have to agree with everything he says on every issue to still maintain the fact that he is an important NATO ally and has had a very positive influence, particularly on like the Black Sea grain, and trying to help get that out there. But, we do not associate ourselves with those comments.”

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lior Haiat said, “Israel wholeheartedly rejects the Turkish President’s harsh words about the terrorist organization Hamas.”

“Hamas is a despicable terrorist organization worse than ISIS that brutally and intentionally murders babies, children, women and the elderly, takes civilians hostage and uses its own people as human shields.”

“Even the Turkish president’s attempt to defend the terrorist organization and his inciting words will not change the horrors that the whole world has seen and the unequivocal fact: Hamas = ISIS,” he wrote.

The Israeli government advised its citizens in Turkey to leave due to potential targeting.

Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Lior Haiat criticized Erdogan for supporting Hamas.

Erdogan also expressed concerns about the US deployment of the USS Gerald R. Ford, suggesting it could lead to massacres in Gaza.

Norway’s Prime Minister Jonas Gahr Store criticized Israel’s response to the recent terrorist attack by Hamas as “disproportionate.”

He emphasized Israel’s right to defend itself but also called for its actions to be in line with international law. (Trending: It’s Time For Donald Trump To Drop Out)

Store expressed concern over the increase in Israeli aggression and called for an immediate ceasefire. (Trending: Kamala Harris Serves Up Another Dish of Her ‘Signature Word Salad’)

“We’ve underlined Israel’s right to defend itself. We recognize that it is demanding to fight Hamas in areas as densely populated as Gaza, where there are over two million people and half of them are children and young people,” he said.

“At the same time, we have been completely clear to Israel that it must happen in line with the rules of the international law of war,” he added.

“Norway is asking for an immediate ceasefire,” Store said. “I am pleased that a large majority of the countries in the world have passed a resolution at the U.N. on ceasefire and the receiving of emergency aid. This cannot be allowed to continue.”

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has been supportive of Hamas, with President Erdogan condemning Israel’s retaliation. (Trending: Democrat’s Disturbing Ties to Terrorism Exposed)

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called for a ceasefire and a peace summit between Israel and Palestine.

“We must involve the entire international community to find a definitive solution that allows the coexistence of two States, Israel and Palestine, in peace and security,” Sanchez said.

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