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Israeli lawyer: What is happening in Gaza brings disgrace on Tel Aviv

Felicia Langer, the Israeli lawyer and human rights activist who is known for her advocacy work for the rights of Palestinians in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, has accused the Israeli government of waging a war on Gaza, saying, "This is the truth, and it has nothing to do with anti-Semitism".

Langer, who won the Alternative Nobel Prize (Right Livelihood Award), told an Anadolu correspondent in Berlin that "the Israeli aggression against Gaza brings disgrace to Tel Aviv, and that what is happening in Gaza is a genocide operation that is similar to what the Jewish neighbourhoods experienced in the First World War."

The 84-year-old Israeli lawyer and human rights activist who lives in Germany, had originally settled in the Soviet Union with her family in 1939 after Germany declared war on Poland.

Langer lost many of her relatives in the Nazis camps in 1949, including her husband Messi Langer. She is considered the first Israeli lawyer to defend Palestinians before Israeli military courts.

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