Turkish President: Russia Should Apologize For Violating Our Air Space

Thursday on CNN in Ankara, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his government will not apologize for shooting down a Russian fighter jet that violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border as Russian President Vladimir Putin has demanded. Erdogan said, “I think if there is a party that needs to apologize, it is not us. Those who violated our airspace are the ones who need to apologize. Our pilots and our armed forces, they simply fulfilled their duties, which consisted of responding to a violations of the rules of engagement. I think this is the essence.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN
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Palestinian Soccer Tournament Named After Teenage Terrorist

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TEL AVIV – The newly formed “Ahmad Manasrah Football Tournament” ​is named after ​a 13-year-old terrorist who stabbed and critically wounded two people aged 21 and 13 in Jerusalem last month, Palestinian Media Watch reported. PMW ​found out about the event’s name through an article published on Monday in Al-Hayat a​l-Jadida, an official newspaper of the Palestinian Authority (PA). The terrorist was killed while fleeing the scene ​of the attack, ​while his accomplice, 15-year-old Hassan Manasrah, was shot and wounded by Israeli police​. He was treated at an Israeli hospital. The soccer tournament​’s name is in​ keeping with the PA​’s ​policy of naming events, institutions​ ​and roads after terrorists. At least 25 schools  have been named after terrorists, in addition to dozens of sporting events and summer camps. According to PMW, the PA glorifies the terrorists, holding them up as role models in hopes of inspiring their peers to carry out similar acts of terror. According to PMW: “Attacking Israelis brings honor and fame, and youth are drawn by this temptation.” As Breibart Jerusalem reported, the PA recently named a road after ​Muhammad Halabi​,​ who instigated the current wave of violence when he stabbed and ​killed two Israelis in Jerusalem. PMW reported that a youth center in Jenin also named a football tournament after him. Not one of the Palestinian attack​s​ ​on Israelis
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