02 jan 09 *******timeturk****/
World Bulletin / News Desk
Thousands of people in Turkey have gathered outside mosques across the country to protest Israeli air strikes on Gaza.
Thousands denounced Israeli massacre in Gaza outside historic Beyazit mosque in Istanbul after Friday prayers, burning Israeli and U.S. flags and reciting funeral prayers for the victims.
Deputy chairman of Turkey's ruling party AKP, BÃ¼lent Gedikli, condemned Israeli bombardments as a crime against humanity and said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert deserved a pair of shoes to be thrown at him like Bush."
The state-run Anatolia news agency says similar protests were held in several other Turkish cities.
The protesters chanted "Israeli murderers, get out of Palestine", "Muslims, don't sleep, defend Palestine", waving Palestinian flags and burning Israeli ones.
Turkey has deep root with the Palestinians and their cause has widespread support in the country.
Gedikli told Anatolia news agency, the offensive has reached the scale of a crime against humanity.
He slammed Israel also for not allowing the access of humanitarian aid for the Palestinians.
Turkish leaders has denounced Israel airstrikes over Gaza and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is working on a two-stage plan to end Israeli days of violence.
At least 55 people were injured after Egyptian police clashed with peace campaigners trying to take a convoy of relief supplies to Palestinians in Gaza.
Over 500 international volunteers, blocked the gate at the port in El-Arish to protest after Egypt insisted that some of the goods pass through Israel.
The organisers of the convoy want all the supplies to enter Gaza via the Egyptian-controlled Rafah border crossing.
International campaigners, including an 85-year-old holocaust survivor, have held protests in Egypt since late December to mark the first anniversary of Israel's 22 day attack on Gaza, in which over 1,000 Palestinians died.
Brian Lenzo, Ralph Bean and Tom Middleton, who is traveling with the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza, report on an apparent crackdown by Egyptian authorities.
EGYPTIAN AUTHORITIES have attacked a convoy carrying humanitarian relief supplies destined for the people of Gaza.
Information was difficult to obtain, but members of the Viva Palestina convoy managed to report that they were facing a force of more than 2,000 riot police in the Egyptian port city of El Arish, and that numerous participants were detained and suffered injuries in the clashes.
At midday on Tuesday, Viva Palestina convoy leader Kevin Ovenden issued an alert saying that the group's "situation is now at a crisis point." Ovenden wrote that Viva participants had been negotiating with a senior official from Cairo about taking the convoy's aid and vehicles into Gaza through the Egyptian border crossing at Rafah.
Ovenden reported that the official they were negotiating with left, and the convoy was confronted with more than 2,000 riot police. "[We] are determined to defend our vehicles and aid," read Ovenden's alert. "The Egyptian authorities have, by their stubbornness and hostility towards the convoy, brought us to a crisis point."
After the alert appeared on the Viva Palestina Web site, reports started emerging via Twitter and Facebook of police violence, rock throwing and injuries to convoy members.
The cause of the confrontation is still unclear. Numerous initial reports from convoy members posting on Twitter said that men in civilian clothes carried out the attack. One convoy participant wrote, "ppl were attacked by outsiders who came with stick and stones and entered compound, this was a set up." Another reported, "Instigators started moving in from within the police lines and moved on the inside of the police side of the barricades. Convoy members were sitting on the ground when shouts from police lines started and then wham, hell. Just helped bandage a friend's head."
Various reports put the injured at between 10 and 55, with five convoy members arrested. There were no reports of severe injuries, but convoy members say they are reluctant to get treatment without guarantees of safe passage.
- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
EGYPTIAN OFFICIALS have thrown numerous roadblocks in the way of Viva Palestina.
The convoy set off from London on December 6, with hundreds of participants and vehicles. After driving through Europe, Turkey, Syria and Jordan, convoy participant were told they wouldn't be able to cross into Egypt according to their planned route to get to the Rafah crossing into Gaza. Instead, the government told Viva it could enter the country from the port of El Arish on the Mediterranean Sea. This necessitated a drive back through Syria to the port of Latakia, and chartering a car ferry to reach El Arish, but Viva members managed to make the journey.
Their were more conflicts with Egyptian officials in El Arish, but as of Monday, it appeared that the government would allow Viva members to go as a group to Rafah and cross into Gaza. The next day, negotiations were apparently broken off, and the swarms of riot police arrived.
Accounts of the melee sent over Twitter painted a disturbing picture. One participant reported:
I was coming back from dinner with 8 brothers and sisters. approximately 30 riot police approached us & started harassing pushing and hitting us. the situation escalated. we tried to lock arms and hold each other and get to the gate. there were too many of them.
two meters from the gate they separated us and beat the shit out of us. i got dragged under and into a group of the riot police and was being beaten. managed to get to the wall.
as i was being beaten one of the brothers grabbed me from across the wall and put me into the compound. of the nine of us, four are missing. i dont know what has happened to them. there are other stories like this.
So far, media coverage has been sparse, but Viva Palestina convoy participants are asking for protests where possible at Egyptian consulates and other ...
Turkish PM greeted by cheers after Israel debate clash
Recep Tayyip Erdogan argued with Israeli president over Gaza offensive, before storming out
Turkey's prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, arrived home to a tumultuous reception of cheering crowds early today after storming out of a debate in Davos over Israel's recent offensive in Gaza.
Hours after clashing with the Israeli president, Shimon Peres, in angry scenes at the normally sedate world economic forum, he was welcomed at Istanbul's Ataturk airport by thousands of supporters waving Turkish and Palestinian flags and chanting "Turkey is proud of you". Sympathisers also left bouquets of flowers at his official residence.
The outpouring of support displayed the domestic political capital Erdogan gained from his performance at the Swiss resort, where he told Peres: "When it comes to killing, you know very well how to kill." He then walked off the stage, declaring that he would never return to Davos, after claiming he had not been allowed to speak by the debate moderator, the Washington Post columnist David Ignatius.
Erdogan also accused Peres of raising his voice and claimed the Israeli statesman had been allowed more speaking time than himself and the panel discussion's two other participants, the UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon, and Amr Moussa, secretary general of the Arab League.
Peres had earlier made an impassioned defence of Israeli actions in Gaza, asking Erdogan: "What would you do if you were to have in Istanbul every night a hundred rockets?" Erdogan responded by saying: "President Peres, you are older than me and your voice is very loud. The reason for you raising your voice is the psychology of guilt … I know very well how you hit and killed children on the beaches."
The prime minister's wife, Emine – who this month organised a Women For Peace In Palestine lunch for the wives of Islamic dignitaries – also became involved, bursting into tears after telling reporters that "everything Peres said was a lie".
Erdogan's outburst was his most high-profile in a series of outspoken attacks on Israel's Gaza operations. He had previously called the offensive – in which around 1,300 Palestinians died – a "crime against humanity" and demanded Israel's expulsion from the UN.
His stance has shocked Israeli officials — used to considering Turkey as their closest regional ally — but played to the pro-Palestinian sentiments of the overwhelmingly Muslim Turkish public. Mass demonstrations in favour of Hamas have been staged in Istanbul and other cities.
Such sympathies have prompted suggestions that Erdogan's rhetoric has been mainly for domestic political consumption and aimed at wooing voters at forthcoming municipal elections in March. Jewish groups have also voiced fears that the government's fierce anti-Israeli criticism is fuelling antisemitism The row with Peres overshadowed a dispute between the government and the International Montetary Fund that had seen Erdgoan accuse the fund of setting unacceptable conditions, after negotiations were suspended over a proposed loan to help Turkey weather the economic recession.
On arriving at Ataturk airport, he depicted his Davos walk-out in nationalist terms, telling journalists: "This was a matter of the esteem and prestige of my country. I could not have allowed anyone to poison the prestige and in particular the honour of my country."
He also denied his comments were aimed at the Israeli people or Jews in general. A world economic forum spokesman said Peres spoke with Erdogan on the phone after the debate and expressed his respect for Turkey.
However, some observers believe Erdogan has sacrificed Turkish foreign policy, especially Turkey's self-appointed role as a regional mediator.
Before the Gaza hostilities Turkey had been mediating in negotiations between Israel and Syria. There are also fears that the pro-Israel lobby in the US will back moves to recognise the massacres of Armenians by Ottoman forces in the first world war as genocide, a move Turkey vehemen...
million of Turks showed their solidarity with gaza
Despite the cold and rainy weather, Ä°stanbulâ??s Ã?aÄ?layan Square yesterday hosted one million people who gathered to display their solidarity with the Palestinian people after the launch of an Israeli offensive in Gaza.
Israel says the eight days of aerial bombardment, followed by a ground invasion late on Saturday, seeks to undermine Hamasâ?? ability to fire rockets at the Jewish state. So far, more than 500 Palestinians and four Israelis have been killed. Palestinian and UN officials say at least 100 Palestinian civilians are among the dead. The demonstration at Ã?aÄ?layan Square, titled â??Protest for Solidarity with Palestine,â? was arranged by the Felicity Party (SP). â??Damn Israelâ? was one of the slogans shouted at the demonstration, while many shouted â??Intifada,â? an Arabic word referring to Palestinian uprisings in the past. Protesters carried Turkish and Palestinian flags.
Late on Saturday, soon after reports of Israel's ground incursion into Gaza, a group of protesters gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate General in the Levent district of Ä°stanbul. A number of members of Alperen OcaklarÄ±, the youth branch of the Grand Unity Party (BBP), carrying Palestinian flags in their hands, tried to enter the consulate building. Some of them were arrested by the police.
In a nearby district, a group of protesters closed two lanes of BÃ¼yÃ¼kdere Caddesi to traffic. Shouting "The Palestinian people are not alone!" the group carried posters of Palestinian people who have been killed in the Israeli attacks together with Palestinian flags.
In Ankara, a group of demonstrators in a 30-vehicle convoy came in front of the UN mission's building after midnight. The group shouted "Allahu akbar," Arabic for "God is great," while throwing snowballs at the building.
The same convoy later headed to the Israeli Embassy, where someone from the group read the Quran aloud. Some of the protesters again threw snowballs at the embassy building, which was being protected by police.
Angry protests continued for a second day in Turkey on Saturday, when about 5,000 demonstrators chanted the slogan "killer Israel" in central Ankara.
After reports of an Israeli ground incursion, many demonstrations were held yesterday all around Turkey to protest Israel.
In Adana, thousands gathered at a meeting which started with the reading of the Quran. As some protestors burned US and Israeli flags, others carried toy babies covered in blood, symbolizing the babies killed in Gaza.
"At the moment, while rain falls on the people of Adana, bombs are raining on our Muslim brothers in Gaza. Remaining silent over these attacks is as bad as taking part in them. A Zionist Israel is killing Muslims in Gaza, without making any distinction over whether they are women or children. I harshly condemn Israel with hatred," said Ä°brahim Halil Canpolat, the head of the Furkan Education and Services Foundation, which arranged the meeting.
In Antalya, some 300 people, including children and the elderly, protested against Israel. While some shouted "Allahu akbar," others burned Israeli flags.
Meanwhile, RÄ±za Demiralay, a construction worker who has been marching from the central Anatolian province of EskiÅ?ehir to Ä°stanbul to protest Israel's attacks on Gaza, arrived in the northwestern city of AdapazarÄ± yesterday.
"This march is a walk of honor against imperialism. It's a walk to protest Israel. Imperialism has been nourished with blood, tears and poverty. We have seen this not only in Palestine, but also in Iraq, Somalia and Afghanistan," Demiralay said, noting that he will end his march at Taksim Square in Ä°stanbul.
Labor unions outraged by Palestinian deaths in Gaza
Leaders of Turkey's main labor unions, representing tens of millions of workers, civil servants and their families, have condemned Israel, saying its ongoing operation in Gaza is a "crime against humanity" and calling Israel a "terrorist state."
"Israel has clearly gone off the mark by openly declaring that this operation will not end soon. We condemn the killer Israel, which has killed hundreds of innocent people," said Bircan AkyÄ±ldÄ±z, the head of Turkey's largest civil servants' union, the Turkish Public Workers' Labor Union (Kamu-Sen).
"This is a severe crime against humanity and a blow to efforts for peace in the Middle East," said ErgÃ¼n Atalay, who is in charge of financial affairs for the Confederation of Turkish Labor Unions (TÃ¼rk-Ä°Å?). The confederation's president, Mustafa Kumlu, called on the United Nations to step in to stop the deadly Israeli offensive. "We urge Israel to respect peace and people's right to life," he told Today's Zaman.
"A crime against humanity is being committed in Gaza. We expect the world not to stand by in the face of this tragedy," said Salim Uslu, chairman of the Confederation of Turkish Real Trade Unions (Hak-Ä°Å?). Uslu said Palestinians have always been the victims in this conflict, having to face injustice and devastation.
"The terrorist state of Israel has shown its true face once again with this offensive," said Mahmut KaÃ§ar, the head of the Civil Servants' Trade Union (Memur-Sen). "The whole world should see the terrorist face of Israel, which slaughters innocents while calling for peace." Ä°sa Yazar Ankara
The person who was the president of Zionist Congress that was gathered in 1897 and known as politic leader of Zionism, Theodoral Herzl wanted from Ottoman Empire to sell Palestine lands to Israel as repayment of its debts.
Sultan Abdulhamid the Second -peace be upon him- got the Theodoral out of his room for his request and he said that he could not sell the land which was watered with the martyrsâ?? blood.
In spite of Abdulhamitâ??s refusal, Zionists did not give up establishing Jewish State in Palestine and wanted British-occupied territory in First World War to be given to them.
Jews lived in different states of Ottoman Empire started to immigrate to Palestine in caravans between the years of 1904 and 1914. The first caravan was consisted of 40 people.
Palestinian land occupied by Zionist Jews and British people in First World War. In 1917 Minister of British Foreign Affairs Balfour published the Balfour Declaration claiming that Palestine is the national territory of the Jews.
Lord Walter Rotschild who is from the Worldâ??s richest Jew families and the managers of the Zionist Federation in England played prominent role in publicizing the declaration.
In 1922 The League of Nations gave Palestine lands to British mandate in order Jew State to be established on Palestine territory.
After the decision of League of Nations in the beginning of 1920 and when the Nazis became in power in 1930s Jews immigrated to Palestine with large numbers. At the end of the Second World War the population of Jews in Palestine was 33 percent of the whole.
In 14th May 1941 Israeli State established in the leadership of David Ben Gurion by the help of League of Nations and England. Afterwards Egypt, Jordon, Syria and Iraq open a war against Israel.
In 1950s Arab devotees struggled hardly against Israelis. Yaser Arafat established El Fetih in 1948 and El Fetih became the part of PLO afterwards. United Arabs established The Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964. PLO was recognized as only formal institution of Palestinian society in 1974.
In 1967 Egypt, Syria and Jordan fought against the Israel in Six Days War however Israel occupied North Sharia, Gaza city and Hill of Golan after getting the military superiority. These countries could not have sufficient result of their fight in 1973 as well.
Yaser Arafat and PLO struggled very hard by Jordan, Lebanon and Tunisia for free Palestine. Arafat who released of several assassinations was working to ruin the Israeli State but he conceded the 242nd resolution of UN contained recognizing the Israel as state in 1988.
The first Intifada has started in 1987 against the occupations, violence and massacre have taken place in Palestine. After killings of Palestinian soldiers with a little girl by Jew residents and Israeli soldiers, Palestinians started fighting with stones against Israelis. The Palestine struggle got big reflection in the world.
It was the first time Palestinians stood up against the Israeli occupation as whole. Little children were the biggest heroes of the resistance (Intifada) . First Intifada which hundreds of children were killed had prolonged until 1993.
The most impressive image have been kept in minds is challenging stones of child named Nafis against the tanks. Afterwards Nafis was named General Nafis by Arafat.
In the beginning year of Intifada in 1987 sheikh Ahmed Yaseen established Hamas as Muslim Brothers branch. Palestinian struggle gained new motion with Hamas. Sheikh Yasin who was convicted to wheelchair was killed in 2004 by an Israeli rocket.
As a result of peace agreements between PLO and Israel Oslo agreement was signed in Madrid in 1991 and in Oslo in 1993. According to agreement PLO would establish autonomous management in North Sharia and Gaza. Despite the agreement, Israeli occupation on mentioned regions has never ended. Oslo was signed by Abbas and Peres.
In 2000 Arafat and Barak came together in the meeting of Camp David with the attempts of Bush. But there was no fruitful result due to prevention of Israel of refugeesâ?? return and continued occupation of Kudus.
While the fight continued against Israelis who prolong occupation despite Oslo Agreement II. Intifada has started. Visit of Ariel Sharon titled as butcher to Al Aqsa flamed the Intifada struggle up over again.
The most remembered and became the symbol of 2nd Intifadaâ??s image is the image of Palestinian little boy Muhammed El Durraâ??s who was martyred on his fatherâ??s knees.
While More than hundred of Palestinians were martyred in 2nd intifada most of them were children.
Israel ruined the house and offices of Palestinians while killing them.
During Israeli attack on Camp Cenin in 2002 big numbers of Palestinians were killed and PLO Center where Arafat was in surrounded and some places of the building had been ruined with the Bulldozers. Arafat dare to Israelis with not leaving his office until 2004.
In 2004 Israel killed the spiritual leader of Hamas Ahmed Yasin who was convicted to wheelchair and Abdulaziz Rantisi who replaced him after some days.
Yaser Arafat the legendary leader of Palestine was felled sick due to unknown reason in 2004. With the rumors saying that he was poisoned by Israel, Yaser Arafat died in 11 November 2004 in military hospital in Paris. Doctors did not explain the reason of his death but doubts about being poisoned occupied the minds.
After Arafatâ??s death Mahmoud Abbas became the leader of PLO. In spite of his all sincere and good intended agreement efforts Israel remained his violence and it proved what Hamas said. (Agreement with the Israel is not possible.)
In the general elections in 2006 Hamas get superiority over El Fateh gaining the 76 seats out of 132 and got power of setting up government solitarily.
Being charged of forming new government Hamas established first government trough the democratic elections with the Prime Minister Haniye.
After establishing new government western countries put embargo against Hamas and Israel increased the attacks on Palestine.
America and Israel supported Mohamed Dahlan from El Fatih by supplying gun and funds to them, started internal war due to destroy the government of Hamas.
For the prevention of internal chaos, Hamas decided to establish new government with El Fetih. Thus Mahmoud Abbas abolish the coalition of Hamas and cooperate with Israel.
Supported by America and Israel, El Fetih caused more than two hundreds death in the fight against Hamas.
After abolishing the coalition set by Hamas, El Fetih declared the Salem el Fayyed as a president of Fetih. Fayyed who worked in World Bank is known as having good relations with USA and Israel.
Hamas tried to respond the Israeli attacks in Gaza City with manual rockets.
Israel blocked all the entrances and exits of Gaza on January 2008 that there was partial permission for entries before.
Hamas broke the embargo and the surroundings by destroying the door of Rafah which is border with Egypt and thousands of Palestinians bought food and gas from there.
More than two hundred people have killed during the Israel attacks in Gaza in last weeks. Half of the martyrs are consist of children and women. Muhammed el Burai who was on the photograph was 6 months when he was killed.
The girl wounded during the Israeli attack is tried to go to the hospital by her father with ambulance.
These two Palestinian kids are searching for a usable staff from their house was ruined by Israelis.
Funeral of a Palestinian was martyred by Israelis turns to swear of revenge.
Relatives of two death bodies on the ground wrapped by Palestine flags and their big grieve
'Okkan'ı Özel Kuvvetler Öldürdü'!
Genelkurmay tercümanı Yıldırım Beğler'in Okkan suikastı ile ilgili sok iddialar.... Okkan'ı Hizbullah'ın değil Özel Kuvvetlerin öldürdüğünü iddia etti.
Güneydoğu'da yıllarca Genelkurmay'ın kadrolu tercümanı olarak görev yapan Yıldırım Beğler, çarpıcı iddialarda bulundu. Dönemin Diyarbakır Emniyet Müdürü Gaffar Okkan'ı Hizbullah'ın değil, Özel Kuvvetler'e bağlı bir ekibin öldürdüğünü iddia eden Beğler, olay günü yaşadıklarını Cihan'a anlattı.
Okkan'ı Özel Kuvvetler'e bağlı C Timi'nin katlettiğini, olay günü bu timdeki askerleri PKK kıyafetiyle gördüğünü öne süren Beğler, kendisinin de bir dönem C Timi'nde görev aldığını savundu. Beğler, suikastı gerçekleştiren 'C-Timi'nin bindirildiği uçağın Malatya'da düşmesiyle bu ekibin ortadan kaldırıldığını iddia etti.
Bölgede şahit olduğu faili meçhul cinayetlerle ilgili Sabah gazetesindeki itirafları geçtiğimiz aylarda büyük ses getiren Yıldırım Beğler, 1995 yılında Türkiye'ye getirilmiş Kerküklü bir Türkmen. Güneydoğu'da 14 yıl Genelkurmay'ın kadrolu tercümanlık yaptığı belirtilen ve komutanlarla yakın ilişkiler kuran Beğler, bir dönemin kara kutusu sayılacak isimlerden. Norveç'in başkenti Oslo'ya iki saat uzaklıktaki bir köyde siyasi mülteci olarak yaşayan Beğler, Cihan'a yeni açıklamalar yaptı.
"SUİKAST SONRASI 3-4 AY SÜLEYMANİYE'DE SAKLANDILAR"
Gaffar Okkan suikastından önce "Gaffar Okkan PKK'ya yardım ve yataklık yapıyor, PKK ile bağlantısı var. Diyarbakır'ı karıştıracak. Vatan hainidir. Bunun ölmesi lazım" şeklinde söylentiler çıkarıldığını, daha sonra da Okkan'ın katledilmesi görevinin C Timi'ne verildiğini ileri süren Beğler, şunları söylüyor: "C Timi o zaman Diyarbakır'daydı. Bir gün C timi Habur sınır kapısına geldi. Üstleri başları kirliydi. Belli ki bir görevden gelmişler. Normalde biz iki silah taşırız. Gündüzleri normal M-16, geceleri keleş ve yanında tabanca; kıyafet olarak da bir asker üniforması, bir de PKK'lıların giydiği üniforma...
www.hestube**** FRANSIZ-ARAP HIRSIZ bir sitedir ve Blip.tv VIDEOLARINI sahiplerinin HESAPLARINDAN kanunsuz almak istemektedir. SICMISIM hestube**** sitesinin ICINE. SICMISIM hestube**** sahibinin KAFASINA.
Thousands of people gathered at Ataturk airport, in Istanbul, to greet the Turkish prime minister, waving Turkish and Palestinian flags and chanting: "Turkey is proud of you."
In a heated exchange, Erdogan told Shimon Peres the Israeli air strikes and invasion of the Palestinian territory were "very wrong" and said "many people have been killed".
The incident came after a lengthy debate at the Davos forum about the Israeli offensive, in which at least 1,300 Palestinians were killed.
Erdogan tried to rebut Peres as the discussion was ending, asking the moderator, the Washington Post columnist David Ignatius, to let him speak once more.
"Only a minute," Ignatius said.
Erdogan said: "I remember two former prime ministers in your country who said they felt very happy when they were able to enter Palestine on tanks.
"I find it very sad that people applaud what you said. There have been many people killed. And I think that it is very wrong and it is not humanitarian."
Ignatius said: "We can't start the debate again. We just don't have time."
When the Turkish prime minister said: "Please let me finish," Igatius replied: "We really do need to get people to dinner."
Erdogan replied: "Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I don't think I will come back to Davos after this."
The confrontation saw both Peres and Ergodan raise their voices, and stunned ther audience, which included Valerie Jarrett, a close advisor to Barack Obama.
"I have know Shimon Peres for many years, and I also know Erdogan," the former Norwegian prime minister Kjell Magne Bondevik said.
"I have never seen Shimon Peres so passionate as he was today. I think he felt Israel was being attacked by so many in the international community. He felt isolated.
"I was very sad that Ergodan left. This was an expression of how difficult this situation is."
Amr Moussa, the former Egyptian foreign minister who now leads the Arab League, said Ergodan's action was understandable.
"Mr Ergodan said what he wanted to say and then he left," he added. "That's all. He was right." Of Israel, he said: "They don't listen."
Turkey's prime minister has returned home from the World Economic Forum in Davos to a warm welcome after he stormed out of a debate over Israel's war on the Gaza Strip.
More than 5,000 people, many waving Palestinian and Turkish flags, greeted Recep Tayyip Erdogan after his aeroplane touched down early on Friday.
Erdogan walked out of a televised debate on Thursday with Shimon Peres, the Israeli president, after the moderator refused to allow him to rebut Peres' justification about the war.
Before storming out, Erdogan told Shimon Peres, the Israeli president: "You are killing people."
At least 1,300 Palestinians were killed during Israel's 22-day aerial, naval and ground assault on Gaza. Thirteen Israeli citizens died over the same period.
Speaking to Al Jazeera at the Swiss resort, Tony Blair, the Middle East envoy for the quartet of the European Union, Russia, the United Nations and the United States, said: "Given what's happened in Gaza it would be surprising if people didn't feel really strongly about it.
"Prime minister Erdogan, I know, because I spoke to him earlier in the day, feels passionately and really sad about what has happened to the people of Gaza.
"And it's inevitable that you get this kind of incident".
During the heated panel discussion, Peres told Erdogan that Turkey would have acted in the same manner as Israel if rockets had been falling on Istanbul.
Reporter's diary: Savouring Davos
Reporter's diary: New era in Davos?
Latam leaders join Brazil forum
Blair on Erdogan walkout and Gaza
Messages to Davos leaders
Gaza crisis stirs heated debate
Davos marred by grim outlook
World views on the summit
Moderator David Ignatius, a Washington Post columnist, then told Erdogan that he had "only a minute" to respond to a lengthy monologue by Peres.
Erdogan said: "I find it very sad that people applaud what you said. There have been many people killed. And I think that it is very wrong and it is not humanitarian."
Ignatius twice attempted to finish the debate, saying, "We really do need to get people to dinner."
Erdogan then said: "Thank you very much. Thank you very much. Thank you very much. I don't think I will come back to Davos after this."
Peres told reporters after the incident that Israel is not in conflict with Turkey.
"I don't see this as a personal or national problem. The relations can remain as they are. My respect [for him] hasn't changed. It was an exchange of views and views are views," he said.
Hamas, which has de facto control of the Gaza Strip after pushing Fatah fighters out of the territory in June 2007, commended Erdogan for his action.
"Hamas pays tribute to the courageous stand of Turkey's prime minister ...
Einer der Deutschen, die an Bord der von Israel angegriffenen Gaza-"Solidaritätsflotte" waren, ist Norman Paech. Im tagesthemen-Interview schildert der Politiker, wie er die Ereignisse erlebt hat und wie er sie deutet. Und er sagt auch: Der "Solidaritätsflotte" ging es um das Durchbrechen der israelischen Blockade.
Humanitarian assistance to Gaza as IHH Foundation have sent aid to organize itself under heavy bombardment of the General President B
An aid convoy headed by the MP George Galloway has been prevented from crossing into Gaza by Egyptian Police. Mr Galloway said negotiations were ongoing with the authorities to allow the aid through.
Police clash with Gaza aid convoy Egypty
Gaza aid convoy 'attacked' in Egypt
FİLİSTİN'E Özgürlük Konvoyu'nu 5 gün Ürdün'ün Akabe Limanı'nda bekleten Mısır, kendi ülkesinde de pasaport krizi çıkardı. Önceki akşam uçakla Ariş'e gelenler, 9 saat havaalanında bekletildi. İlerleyen saatlerde, konvoydaki 57 araca Gazze'ye giriş izni verilmemesi konvoydakiler protesto etti. Aralarında sivil giyimli polislerin de bulunduğu öne sürülen Mısırlı güvenlik güçleri konvoydakilere taşlı ve coplu müdahalede bulundu. Çok sayıda kişi başlarına aldıkları darbelerle yaralandı. Konvoya izin verilmemesi ve polisin müdahalesi, Ankara'da Mısır Büyükelçiliği önünde protesto edildi. Mazlum-Der, İnsani Yardım Derneği ve bazı sivil toplum kuruluşlarından yaklaşık 250 kişi Mısır'ın tavrını ve yapılan saldırıyı sloganlarla kınadı. Protestocular, Mısır'daki konvoyda bulunan Mazlum- Der Genel Başkanı Ömer Faruk Ünsal'la telefon bağlantısı kurdu. Ünsal telefonda şunları anlattı: "Bizi taş yağmuruna tuttular. İnanılmaz arbede var. Şu anda korkunç bir taş yağmuru var. Araçlarımız mahvoldu. Konvoy çok büyük zarar gördü. Burada iş çığırından çıktı." Dışişleri Bakanı Ahmet Davutoğlu, Mısır Dışişleri Bakanı'yla yürüttüğü telefon diplomasisiyle olayların yatışmasını sağladı. Konvoya bugün izin verilmesi bekleniyor.
Press TV, Tue 5 Jan 2010 2200GMT: 4th interview with correspondent Hassan Ghani from El-Arish, Egypt where the Convoy is being attacked by the Egyptian riot police and negotiations stalled. Ghani is travelling with the Viva Palestina Convoy enroute to Gaza.
Get News & Follow the convoy: *******readingpsc*******/convoy
The Viva Palestina aid convoy to Gaza which left London on December 6th has been blocked from entering Egypt then held at the Jordanian port of Aqaba. The convoy, which is made up of more than 200+ vehicles, planned to reach Rafah on December 27th.
Gaza aid convoy 'attacked' in Egypt
Mısır gazze yardım konvoyuna ait araçlara el koymak isteyince ortalık karıştı. Sivil kıyafetli mısır polisleri konvoydaki savunmasız siviller üzerine kaldırım taşları attılar. Daha sonra saldır var diyerek demir çubuklarla yardım götüren farklı milletlerden oluşan 500 kişinin üzerine saldırdılar. 5'i ağır olmak üzere 55 kişi çeşitli yerlerinden yaralandı. Konvoyda milletvekilleri eski milletvekilleri ingiliz parlamenter haham papaz olmak üzere çok renkli kişilikler var.
gaza aid convoy relief attacked by egyptian police *******timeturk****/M%C4%B1s%C4%B1r-Gazze-konvoyuna-sald%C4%B1rd%C4%B1--50-yaral%C4%B1-_107598-haberi.html
18 ülkeden 500 insan, Mısır’ı protesto eylemine saatlerce devam etti. Mısır sabrımızı taşırma, İsrail’in suçuna ortak olma şeklinde sloganlar atıldı. Konvoydakiler daha sonra limanın kapısına iki TIRı getirerek barikat kurdular.
Grupta bulunan İHH Başkanı Bülent Yıldırım, İngiliz Parlamenter George Galloway, Türk milletvekilleri Hüsnü Tuna, Cemal Yılmaz Demir, Mehmet Nil Hıdır, Secarettin Karayağız ve Hasan Murat Mercan Mısırlı yetkililerle sorunu çözmek için görüşmelerini sürdürüyor.
Sorunun çözülmesi için Türkiye Dış İşleri Bakanlığının da devrede olduğu bildirildi. Türkiye’deki Mısır büyükelçiliği Dış İşleri Bakanlığı’na çağrıldı.
Filistin Yolu Taşlı - *******timeturk****/Gazze-konvoyuna-sald%C4%B1ran-M%C4%B1s%C4%B1ra-tepki_107681-haberi.html
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AFP) — A British convoy led by MP George Galloway with medical relief for Gaza was pelted with stones and vandalised in the Egyptian town El-Arish on Sunday, an organiser said.
The convoy, which set out from London last month carrying relief supplies valued at one million pounds (1.4 million dollars), arrived in El-Arish, about 45 kilometres (28 miles) from the Rafah passage to Gaza, on Saturday.
"It's an absolute disgrace," convoy organiser Yvonne Ridley told AFP. "The power was cut. During cover of darkness members of our convoy were attacked with stones.
"Vandals also wrote dirty words and anti-Hamas slogans," she said. "Several people in the convoy were injured in the attack."
A security official told AFP that during a power cut, which is a frequent occurrence in the town, children had pelted the convoy with stones.
The convoy is expected to head to Rafah on Monday after a dispute arose between organisers and Egyptian officials, who had welcomed the activists, over the inclusion of non-medical aid in the convoy.
Egyptian officials have said they would allow medical relief through the Rafah passage but non-medical goods such as food would have to pass through Israel's crossings with the Palestinian enclave.
"George Galloway is still in negotiations," Ridley said. "What we have agreed to do is to separate the medical aid from the non-medical aid. The non-medical will go into Gaza via the Egyptian Red Crescent."
Ten Libyan trucks carrying medicine were allowed to transfer their aid to Gaza on Sunday, a border official said.
Egypt opened the Rafah crossing to aid and Palestinian wounded during Israel's 22-day war in Gaza in December and January, which killed 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis, but has since closed it to aid.
Mısır polisi Filistin konvoyuna coplarla ve taşlarla saldırdı
"Filistin'e Yol Açık" yardım konvoyu ile Mısır polisi arasında taşlı çatışma yaşandı.
AA'ya bilgi veren İHH Basın sorumlusu Salih Bilici, "konvoyun bulunduğu El Ariş Limanı önüne yerleştirilen Mısır çevik kuvvet polisi arasında yer alan bazı sivil polislerin konvoya taş attığını ve gerilimi yükselttiğini" söyledi. "Limanda bulunan konvoy katılımcılarının polisin taş atmasına karşılık verdiğini" anlatan Bilici, taşlı çatışmanın yaklaşık 15-20 dakika sürdüğünü kaydetti.
"Çatışma sırasında Mısır polisinin konvoyda bulunanlara coplarla saldırdığını ve biber gazı kullandığını" ifade eden Bilici, "Çevik polisle birlikte panzerler ve itfaiye araçları da liman önüne konuşlandırılmıştı" dedi.
Mısır polisi ile yaşanan taşlı çatışma sırasında Murat Mercan, Hüsnü Tuna, Cemal Yılmaz Demir, Mehmet Nil Hıdır ve Seracettin Karayağız'ın da konvoyla birlikte olduğunu belirten Bilici, aralarında Türk gazetecilerin de bulunduğu yaklaşık 40 kişinin yaralandığını kaydetti.
Yaralılar için ambulans istediklerini ancak ambulansın 1 saat geç geldiğini anlatan Bilici, yaralıların hastaneye gönderilmeye başlandığını söyledi.
Bilici, konvoyda bulunan 7 kişinin Mısır polisi tarafından gözaltına alındığını belirterek, "Biz liman içine çekilmiş durumdayız. Limanın deniz tarafına Mısır askeri hücum botları yerleştirildi" dedi.