Parties diverge over Gaza conflict in wake of UN vote abstention

PoliticsGreek Politics Tags: Israel, Middle East, New Democracy, PASOK-KINAL, SYRIZA, United Nations
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos
Photo by Andrea Bonetti/Fosphotos

The government and the main opposition parties find themselves at odds over the situation in the Middle East after initially having broadly similar positions in the immediate wake of Hamas’s murderous incursion into Israel.

The inflexion point came on Friday, when Greece was among several countries to abstain from a UN vote calling on Israel to abide by humanitarian law in its military activity in Gaza. In total, 121 member states voted in favour to 14 against, with 44 abs...

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