Israel reprimands Slovenian envoy over Palestinian statehood recognition

Israel has reprimanded the ambassador of Slovenia over her country’s recognition of a Palestinian state, the Foreign Ministry says.

In a statement, the ministry says that during a conversation with the Slovenian ambassador it was emphasized that the statehood recognition “does not promote peace, it encourages the Hamas terrorist organization, and it makes it difficult to promote a deal for the release of the hostages.”

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