The G7 confirms its full support for Israel after the Iranian attack

The G7 confirms its full support for Israel after the Iranian attack

G7 leaders assured Israel of their “full support” on Sunday after the Iranian attack, saying they were “ready to take action” against Tehran “in response to new destabilizing initiatives.”

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They said in the joint statement issued after a video meeting held by the Italian presidency: “We express our solidarity and full support for Israel and its people, and we reaffirm our commitment to their security.”

This virtual summit brought together the leaders of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy and Japan, in addition to the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, and the President of the European Council, Charles Michel.

While Iran's massive and unprecedented overnight attack against Israel with hundreds of drones and missiles raises fears of a regional conflagration, they “called on Iran and its allies to stop their attacks, and we are 'ready to take new measures' now in response to new destabilizing initiatives.”

Iran by its actions […] They denounced the risks that could cause uncontrollable regional escalation. “This should be avoided.”

This attack came more than six months after the start of the Israeli-led attack in the Gaza Strip against the Palestinian Hamas movement, an ally of Iran, which led to increased tensions between the two enemy countries.

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Regarding the ongoing war in Gaza, the G7 leaders also pledged to strengthen their “cooperation” with the aim of “providing more humanitarian assistance to the Palestinians in Gaza,” while “continuing to work towards an immediate and permanent ceasefire and the release of prisoners.” Hostages held by Hamas.

On Sunday, the Hamas Ministry of Health recorded 43 deaths within 24 hours, bringing the death toll in Israeli military operations to 33,729, most of them civilians.

These attacks came in response to the Hamas attack on Israeli territory on October 7, which killed 1,170 people, most of them civilians, according to an Agence France-Presse tally based on official Israeli figures.

More than 250 people have been kidnapped and 129 remain detained in Gaza, 34 of whom have died, according to Israeli officials.

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