October 10, 2019 / 12:41 PM / 11 days ago

Netanyahu condemns 'Turkish invasion of Kurdish areas' in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks during a memorial ceremony for Israeli soldiers killed in the 1973 Middle East War at Mount Herzl Military Cemetery in Jerusalem October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday condemned Turkey’s military incursion against a Kurdish militia in northeast Syria and cautioned about the possibility of ethnic cleansing.

“Israel strongly condemns the Turkish invasion of the Kurdish areas in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” Netanyahu wrote on Twitter. “Israel is prepared to extend humanitarian assistance to the gallant Kurdish people.”

Reporting by Jeffrey Heller

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