Italy says ‘unacceptable’ and ‘absurd’ of ICC to put Israel, Hamas on same level

Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani attends the G7 foreign ministers meeting on Capri island, April 18, 2024. (Remo Casilli /POOL/AFP)
Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani attends the G7 foreign ministers meeting on Capri island, April 18, 2024. (Remo Casilli /POOL/AFP)

Italy’s foreign minister says it is “unacceptable” and “absurd” to compare Israel and Hamas after the International Criminal Court’s prosecutor applied for arrest warrants for leaders on both sides.

“It is completely unacceptable that Hamas and Israel are put on the same level,” Antonio Tajani says in an interview with the Corriere della Sera newspaper, adding: “Be careful not to legitimize anti-Israeli positions that can fuel antisemitic phenomena.”

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