Hamas this Tuesday condemned the announcement of the Argentine president, Javier Mileiwhich confirmed its intention to move the embassy from Argentina to Jerusalem from Tel Avivwithin the framework of his official visit in Israelwhere he is also expected to declare the Palestinian Islamist movement a terrorist organization.
“We strongly condemn and deplore the announcement by the president of Argentina about his intention to move his country’s embassy into the Nazi-Zionist entity (Israel) to Jerusalem“, said Hamas it’s a statement.
The Islamist group added that this step would mean “a violation of the rights of the Palestinian people to their land, and a violation of the norms of international law“, and urged the Argentine president “to reverse an unjust and wrong decision that places Argentina as a partner of the Zionist occupier”.
Milei confirmed his intention to move the embassy to the Holy city – something he previously announced – upon his arrival today on his first official visit as Argentine president.
During his stay he will meet with the highest authorities of the Jewish State. This same Tuesday with the president, Isaac Herzogand tomorrow with the prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.
Upon arrival today at Ben Gurion International Airport of Tel AvivMilei also confirmed his intention to declare Hamas a terrorist group, beyond mentioning the desire to transfer the Argentine embassy to Jerusalem.
When Israel unilaterally annexed the eastern half of the Holy City in 1980 – occupied since 1967 – the international community moved its embassies to Tel Aviv in protest at this step.
However, since the former US president, donald trumpreopened the US legation in Jerusalem in 2018, other countries such as Guatemala, Honduras either Kosovo They followed his steps; and others like Hungary or Argentina expressed their intention to do so.
Milei is a fervent defender of Israel and, although he is not Jewish, he came closer to Judaism in recent years and is expected to appoint the rabbi Axel Wahnish -who accompanies him on his current visit- as a future ambassador.