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As Pope appeals for peace, Israel warns Vatican against false ‘parallelisms’

The massive and deadly surprise offensive from Hamas, that prompted Israel to declare war, has drawn appeals for calm and for international intervention from Pope Francis and church leaders in the Holy Land. But Israel’s embassy to the Holy See has warned the Vatican to avoid “linguistic ambiguities” that would equate the aggressors in the conflict with its victims. [1]