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Israeli ambassador defends killing unarmed Palestinian civilians

Israeli Ambassador to Turkey Eitan Naeh defended the killing of unarmed Palestinian protesters near the Gaza Strip border, saying that the Israeli army is the "most moral army" in the world.

Naeh told the TRT World's Newsmakers program that Palestinians running toward the border fence threaten the security of Israelis living in communities across the border.

"You would expect to be shot?" Imran Garda asked the Israeli ambassador, in response to his statement that the unarmed Palestinians running toward the border violate an agreement.

"There are procedures in place and if you don't stop, you will be shot," ambassador Naeh said, insisting that unarmed civilians posed a threat to border security.

04.16.2018
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