Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Monday met with his Israeli counterpart, Benjamin Netanyahu, in Jerusalem. The trip occurred without any prior announcement from the Maximos Mansion.
“I come here not only as an ally, but as a true friend. What happened was truly horrific,” Mitsotakis said, while pledging Greece’s support.
“From the first moment, Greece defended and supported Israel’s right to self-defense, according to international law. We made a very clear distinction between Hamas and the Palestinian people. We will continue to support you and hope that whatever happens must happen without great humanitarian cost. You can count on our support, our help,” he added.
“It is a battle of civilization against barbarism. We are on the side of zxcivilization and we must all unite against Hamas, which is the Islamic State (ISIS),” he said.
No further details about the meeting were immediately available.
During the Cairo Peace Summit held on Saturday, which aimed to find ways to “de-escalate” the Israel-Hamas conflict, Mitsotakis stated that no military intervention can replace a viable political solution.
The article was published at ekathimerini on 10/23/2023