“There can be no neutrality”: the Israeli Foreign Ministry called countries that did not condemn the Hamas attack “supporters of militants”
Israel considers all countries that have not condemned Hamas to be supporters of the Palestinian movement. This statement was made by the official representative of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, Lior Hayat.
The day before, the Israeli Foreign Ministry held a briefing for foreign journalists, at which Hayat made a number of statements, including some rather harsh ones. According to him, Israel is sending a “clear signal” to the world that it considers all countries that did not condemn the Hamas attack on October 7 to be supporters of the militants. At the same time, he emphasized that there can be no neutral position here: either you are on the side of Israel, or you support the terrorists from Hamas.
- said a representative of the Israeli Foreign Ministry.
When asked by Russian journalists whether this statement was related to the words of Russian permanent representative to the UN Security Council Vasily Nebenzi about Israel’s lack of the right to self-defense, Hayat replied that he expressed himself “as clearly as I could.”
Earlier, Russia's permanent representative to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, said that Israel does not have the right to self-defense, since it is an “occupying state” according to the 2004 conclusion of the International Court of Justice. The Russian representative criticized the United States and its allies who claim that Israel has the right to self-defense.
Earlier, Israel demanded that Russia expel the Hamas delegation that arrived in Moscow from the country.
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