Gaddafi: Crackdown Modeled After Israel

Embattled Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi has compared his brutal crackdown on protesters with Israel’s 2009 war on Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Gaddafi, whose crackdown on pro-democracy demonstrators have so far left thousands of people dead, said what is going on in Libya is the same as what Israel has done against “al-Qaeda terrorists” in the Gaza Strip. “Even the Israelis in Gaza, when they moved into the Gaza Strip, they moved in with tanks to fight such extremists. It’s the same thing here,” France 24 quoted Gaddafi as saying.