Israel scolds Russia for meeting with Hamas leaders in Moscow

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

As Israel’s public frustration with Russia grows, the Foreign Ministry scolds Moscow for hosting Hamas leaders today.

“Hamas is a terrorist organization worse than ISIS,” tweets ministry spokesman Lior Haiat. “The hands of senior Hamas officials are stained with the blood of over 1,400 Israelis who were slaughtered, murdered, executed and burned and they are responsible for the kidnapping of over 220 Israelis including babies, children, women and the elderly.”

“Israel sees the invitation of senior Hamas officials to Moscow as an obscene step that gives support to terrorism and legitimizes the atrocities of Hamas terrorists,” he continues, adding that Israel calls on Moscow to immediately expel the Hamas leaders.

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