7 October 2023

Prime Minister Netanyahu declared that “we are at war” after Hamas launched a major attack against Israel. President Isaac Herzog asserted that Hamas was “supported and directed by their proxy commanders in Iran”, and called for “clear, unequivocal condemnation of Hamas, its allies and its backers in Iran”. Iran’s foreign ministry spokesperson applauded what he called “a turning point and a new chapter... [that] shows the Palestinian resistance is confidently capable of conducting hybrid and multilateral operations against the occupiers”.

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