Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of endangering the entire region to survive politically because of the persecution he faces.

At the same time, Erdogan reiterated that Israel should not be allowed to “escapes” the consequences for crimes committed in Gaza.

Notably, in his speech on Tuesday during the Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Doha, Erdogan also accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is facing legal problems, that it endangers the entire region for its political survival.

The Netanyahu government is jeopardizing the security and future of our entire region to prolong its political life,” Erdogan said in televised comments.

“The loss of 17,000 Palestinian lives, mostly children and women, is a crime against humanity and a war crime. Israel must not get away with these crimes,” he said.

A vocal critic of Israel’s actions in Gaza, Erdogan has repeatedly called for Netanyahu to be tried for war crimes.