Katz denounces Slovenian government’s decision to recognize Palestinian state

Israel’s foreign minister denounces the Slovenian government’s decision on Thursday to recognize an independent Palestinian state.

Foreign Minister Israel Katz says the decision, which requires Slovenian parliamentary approval, rewards Hamas for “murder, rape [and] mutilation of bodies,” a reference to the terror group’s October 7 massacre in southern Israel that sparked the war in Gaza.

In a statement, Katz says the move also strengthens Israel’s arch-enemy Iran and damages “the close friendship between the Slovenian and Israeli people.” He adds: “I hope the Slovenian parliament rejects this recommendation.”

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