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Italy’s Meloni: If Russia hadn’t invaded Ukraine, Hamas wouldn’t have attacked Israel

“It was inevitable that such a serious violation of international law … would have cascading consequences on other areas of the world,” Italian prime minister tells Il Giornale.

  • Politico

Russia’s all-out invasion of Ukraine two years ago was the precursor to the Hamas militant group’s attack on Israel last October, Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said in an interview published on Saturday.

“If Russia had not invaded Ukraine, in all likelihood Hamas would not have launched such an attack against Israel,” Meloni told Italy’s Il Giornale newspaper, referring to the Oct. 7 attack in which Hamas militants killed 1,200 people in Israel and…

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