Giorgia Meloni with Benjamin Netanyahu
Giorgia Meloni with Benjamin NetanyahuAvi Ohayon/ GPO

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on Saturday evening arrived in Israel for a solidarity visit.

Following her arrival, Meloni met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv.

Later, the two will hold a second meeting with additional officials.

Also on Saturday night, Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke with Meloni by phone.

In their conversation, the Prime Minister expressed her condemnation of the brutal attacks by the terrorist organization Hamas, and reiterated her support for Israel's right and duty to defend itself.