Italian International Minister Antonio Tajani in contrast Hamas to the Islamic State group and the Nazi SS throughout a go to to southern Israel on Friday.
“Hamas is like ISIS, like the SS, like the Gestapo, they do the same things, they are terrorists, murderers and are using the Palestinian people as a shield, which is not right,” he stated in feedback reported by Italian media and confirmed to AFP by his spokesman.
“We must avoid further innocent deaths.”
Tajani stated his go to to the Israeli city of Netivot close to the Gaza border was supposed to indicate Italy’s solidarity with Israel after Hamas militants attacked from the Gaza Strip on Saturday.
He stated he hoped “that peace can be achieved, and that Israel’s reaction does not cause too much tragedy among the civilian population”.
“But Israel has the right to defend itself and I am convinced it will have a proportionate reaction and will do everything to strike only Hamas,” he stated.
1000’s of individuals — Israelis, Palestinians and foreigners — have been killed because the Hamas assault six days in the past.
Most had been civilians, with horror tales rising in regards to the militants’ rampage and the devastating navy retaliation it provoked.
Israel has vowed to crush Hamas and appears poised to ship floor troops into the densely populated besieged enclave of Gaza.