Meeting Netanyahu, Bulgarian PM says Hamas should be eradicated, but Gaza needs aid

Lazar Berman is The Times of Israel's diplomatic reporter

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Bulgaria's Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov in Jerusalem, November 6, 2023 (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meets Bulgaria's Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov in Jerusalem, November 6, 2023 (Amos Ben Gershom/GPO)

Meeting with Bulgarian Prime Minister Nikolay Denkov in Jerusalem, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says, “We think we are not only fighting our war, we think we are fighting the battle of civilization against barbarism.”

“If civilization doesn’t prevail, barbarism will,” Netanyahu continues. “It’s your battle as well.”

Netanyahu calls Hamas the “most savage enemy we have seen since the Holocaust.”

Denkov says that Hamas “should be eradicated” and calls for the hostages to be released and for the Red Cross to have access to them. At the same time, Denkov stresses that “we are concerned with what happens in the Gaza Strip” and that it is “important to have humanitarian aid.”

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