Greece’s Parliament lights up in support of Israel

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Greece’s Parliament lit up with the Israeli flag on Thursday night in support of Israel and its people after Hamas’ unprecedented invasion from Gaza.

In a statement, the President of Greece’s Parliament, Konstantinos Tassoulas, said the building was lit up “to express both human support, but also sharp disapproval.”

“Tonight, we not only light up [the building] with the colours of the flag of Israel, but through it, [we support] the right to national sovereignty, to human dignity and finally to the hope for peace, which nevertheless has the right not to be irreparably lost,” Tassoulas added. 

Greece’s security council discusses Israel developments:

This meaningful move comes after the National Security Governmental Council (KYSEA), Greece’s top decision-making body on foreign affairs and defence matters, met in Athens on Thursday to discuss the latest developments in Israel and its impact on Greece.

The emergency meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and was focused on the situation in the region and the ongoing repatriation of Greek citizens from Israel.

“The Greek authorities are always on alert. The policy of guarding the land and sea borders continues with undiminished intensity,” the government said in a press release.

Israel confirms reports of mutilated babies:

In Israel, there have been confirmed reports of babies being burnt and decapitated in Hamas’ assault on the Kfar Aza kibbutz.

Verified pictures of the bodies were shown to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken during his visit to Israel on Thursday by the Public Diplomacy Directorate in the Prime Minister’s Office.

Later in the day, the photographs were published by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office on X (formerly Twitter). Netanyahu’s account said he showed Mr Blinken “photos of babies murdered and burned by the Hamas monsters.”

In response, Hamas denied its fighters killed infants during the assault on Saturday. Political bureau member Ezzat al-Rishaq called it a “fake and false Israeli narrative.”

Source: Ekathimerini and The Australian.

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