A Palestinian man inspects a house which police said was targeted in an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip July 15, 2014. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of "terrorizing the region" with its bombardment of Gaza and likened an Israeli politician to Hitler in a broadside likely to further strain fragile relations between the two countries.More than 190 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed since operations by the Israeli military began a week ago.Erdogan also criticized an Israeli member of parliament, apparently Ayelet Shaked of the ultra-nationalist Jewish Home party.Erdogan's remarks are likely to further complicate relations between the two countries, which reached a nadir in 2010, when Israeli commandos stormed the Turkish ship Mavi Marmara, which was part of an aid flotilla challenging the Jewish State's naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.Earlier this year Erdogan hinted that the two sides were on the brink of a deal.
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