‘Noble resistance in Gaza’: Protesters chant anti-Israel slogans outside US consulate in Istanbul

Demonstrators chant slogans during an anti-Israel protest outside the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Demonstrators chant slogans during an anti-Israel protest outside the US consulate in Istanbul, Turkey, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Anti-Israel protesters gather outside the US consulate in Istanbul to protest against Washington’s support for Jerusalem amid the ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza.

Turkish state media reports that protesters carry signs reading “Noble resistance in Gaza” and “Israel is a murderer” and chant anti-Israel slogans including, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.”

The protest is organized by Gaza Solidarity Platform, according to the Anadolu news agency.

Earlier today, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Adolf Hitler would be “jealous” of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for what he called Israel’s “genocidal methods” in the Gaza Strip, doubling down on his past comparisons of the Israeli premier to the Nazi dictator.

The Turkish president has been one of the most virulent critics of Israel since the start of the war in Gaza, which began on October 7 when thousands of Hamas-led terrorists burst into Israel by air, land and sea, killing some 1,200 people and kidnapping 252, amid acts of brutality and sexual assault.

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