Agriculture minister hosts Austrian delegation, says visitors expressed support

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter (R) meets with Austrian President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka in the Knesset, Jerusalem, April 3, 2024 (Office of Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter)
Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter (R) meets with Austrian President of the National Council Wolfgang Sobotka in the Knesset, Jerusalem, April 3, 2024 (Office of Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter)

Agriculture Minister Avi Dichter hosts an Austrian delegation headed by Wolfgang Sobotka, president of the National Council, Austria’s lower house of parliament.

In their meeting, which takes place in the Knesset, the five-member delegation presses Dichter on who will rule Gaza after Hamas. According to a statement from Dichter’s office, he emphasized that there is “no intention” of bringing the Palestinian Authority to Gaza. He also claims UNRWA has funneled donor funds to Hamas.

According to Dichter’s office, the guests expressed their support for Israel and its right to defend itself.

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