Turkey has offered money to Hamas to re-build 19 mosques that were used to store or launch missiles on Israel before the IDF destroyed them in last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, Reshet Bet (Voice of Israel) radio reported Monday morning.
Mehmet Gormez, president of Turkey’s Presidency of Religious Affairs, is visiting Gaza for the first time in what may be a warm-up for a long-promised visit by Turkish President Recep Erdoğan
Gormez said everything Hamas and condemned Israel for “violating human rights” in Gaza by attacking missile-launching sites, many of which were located in mosques, schools, cemeteries and U.N.-financed buildings.
The religious affairs official said:
Israel used internationally banned weapons and violated religious and human rights. Israel must be prosecuted.
Gormez met with de facto Gaza prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, who rules Gaza despite a brilliant Orwellian-like maneuver last year that delighted the Obama administration with a “technocrat” government, supposedly without Hamas representation.
Haniyeh poured praise on Turkey for its “reliable and sacred” bond.
The promise of Turkish aid to rebuild missile-launching sites, camouflaged as mosques, follows Iran’s resumption of aid to help Hamas re-build terror tunnels, camouflaged as hide-and-seek playgrounds