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German, Czech, Slovakian FMs Head to Jerusalem

Three European foreign ministers are expected to visit Israel this week, days after the EU Foreign Affairs Committee failed to reach an agreed-upon statement on the fighting between Israel and Hamas.

Foreign Ministers Heiko Maas, Jakub Kulhanek, and Ivan Korcok of Germany, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, respectively, plan to visit Israel on Thursday, on invitation from their Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi.

The Israeli Foreign Ministry characterized the trip as a way to "express solidarity and support," and said more are expected to arrive next week for the same reason and as part of the ministry's efforts to strengthen Israel's international legitimacy in Operation Guardian of the Walls.

The ministers are expected to meet with Ashkenazi and then visit sites where Hamas missiles struck. (JPost / VFI News)