"They are supporting terrorism": Israel condemned Russia for inviting Hamas delegation to Moscow
On Thursday, a delegation of the Hamas terrorist organization visited the capital of the aggressor country, Moscow. Israel condemned the meeting between the militants and Russian officials.
This statement was made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel. It was reported by CNN.
"Israel condemns the invitation of high-ranking Hamas officials to Moscow, which is an act of support for terrorism and legitimizes the atrocities of Hamas terrorists," the Foreign Ministry said.
They demanded that the militants be expelled immediately.
"We call on the Russian government to immediately expel Hamas terrorists," the ministry summarized.
A delegation of the Hamas terrorist organization arrived in Moscow on October 26. On that day, Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Ali Bagheri Kani also arrived in the Russian capital and met with Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Galuzin.
This is the first such visit since the beginning of the conflict in the Gaza Strip and was not publicly announced. It is not specified whom the delegation will meet.
It should be noted that the Russian Federation did not express any condemnation of the terrorist attack on Israel. In addition, Russia has traditionally maintained relations with Hamas and does not recognize the organization as a terrorist one. This visit is the first since the beginning of the new conflict in the Gaza Strip, which was caused by the militant movement's attack on Israel and hostage-taking. According to Israel, 23 Russian citizens were killed in the attack.
As a reminder, as of the morning of October 26, 21 Ukrainian citizens have become victims of the Palestinian-Israeli war. One more person is missing. Children are among the killed and wounded Ukrainian citizens in Israel and the Gaza Strip.
As reported by OBOZ.UA, soldiers of the Israeli Defense Forces entered Gaza City on Thursday night, October 26, with tanks and infantry. They crossed the border in the northern part of the Strip, calling it a "targeted raid". During this nighttime raid, soldiers discovered and struck numerous militants, the terrorist group's infrastructure, and its anti-tank missile launchers.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron commented on Israel's plans to conduct a ground operation in the Gaza Strip. According to him, this "would be a mistake" for Tel Aviv, which would not guarantee the country's security in the future and would only endanger civilian lives.