Israel-Hamas war: China shifts stance, acknowledges Israel's 'right to self-defense'


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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has acknowledged Israel's right to defend itself against Palestinian terror group Hamas in a telephonic conversation with his Israeli counterpart Eli Cohen, state-run Chinese news agency Xinhua reported. This is the first public instance of Beijing recognizing Israel's right to self-defense against Hamas, labeled as a terror group by the United States (US) and the European Union. However, Wang stressed that Israel must adhere to international humanitarian law and safeguard civilians.