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Gaza War: Scholz visits Israel and Jordan

Gaza War: Scholz visits Israel and Jordan

The Chancellor is traveling to Israel again. It is his second visit since the Gaza war began on October 7th.

According to Israeli media reports, Chancellor Olaf Scholz is expected to visit Israel on Sunday. A trip by the Chancellor to Israel and also to Jordan was confirmed to dpa from German government circles on Thursday. It is his second visit to Israel since the Gaza war began on October 7th.

Hamas’ brutal terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 triggered the Gaza war. The attackers murdered more than 1,200 people in the Israeli border area and abducted 250 others to the coastal strip.

According to the Hamas health authority, more than 31,300 people have been killed in Israeli attacks and fighting in the Gaza Strip since then. In view of the dire humanitarian situation and the many civilian victims, there is now criticism of the Israeli military’s actions from many countries.

Scholz strictly rejects the military offensive in Rafah

Scholz recently reiterated that Israel has every right to defend itself against Hamas’ terror. But he also again called for a longer-lasting ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, which should help free the Israeli hostages held by Hamas and enable humanitarian aid.

Scholz strictly rejects the military offensive planned by the Israeli government in Rafah in the south of the Gaza Strip. “We also expressly warn against a large-scale offensive against Rafah,” said the SPD politician last month at the dpa editors-in-chief conference in Berlin.

According to the federal government, Germany is making a contribution to the planned aid corridor for Gaza by sea. The German Air Force is also scheduled to use transport aircraft to drop urgently needed relief supplies into the Gaza Strip this week.

Source: Stern

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