COLOGNE: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has criticized Israel’s illegal settlements in the occupied West Bank and called for a two-state solution to end crisis in the Middle East, German media reported on Saturday.
German news agency DPA cited Olaf Scholz saying, “In our point of view, there must be a two-state solution and a possibility of peaceful coexistence in the region.”
Scholz blasted Israel’s construction of new unlawful settlements on Palestinian territory and added that they did not want new settlements in the occupied West Bank.
As per the German media reports, the Chancellor also spoke to Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and told him that the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip requires “urgent” improvement. “In a phone call with Israeli PM Netanyahu, I emphasized the urgent need to improve the humanitarian situation in the Gaza Strip,” Scholz said.
War on Gaza: German Chancellor Calls for Two State Solution to End Crisis in Middle East
Israeli brutal strikes have killed more than 12,300 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip since the Oct. 7 surprise operation by Hamas. Officials said over 5,000 children and 3,300 women were killed in the Gaza Strip due to Israeli aggression. It maintained that more than 30,000 people were wounded in Israeli brutal strikes in the Gaza Strip Since October 7.
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As per media reports, over 80 innocent Palestinian people, mostly children and women, were killed on Saturday as Israel targeted the Al-Fakhura school, administered by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA), situated in the Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza. The UN school was being used as a shelter for those Palestinians displaced by the ongoing Israeli offensive.
The remarks of the German Chancellor came following he met in Berlin with Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan, who has criticized Israel’s attack on Gaza as a violation of human rights and termed Israel a “terror state”.