Scholz condemns Hamas: “The Holocaust forces us to defend Israel forever”

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, in a “government statement” released this morning to the Bundestag, the Berlin parliament, stated that “our history, our responsibility arising from the Holocaust, imposes on us the perennial duty of defending the existence and security of the State of Israel”. “At this moment, there is only one place for Germany: firmly on the side of Israel”, whose “security” is “Germany’s raison d’état”, he added.

The reason for this intervention is closely linked to Germany’s decision to act and take sides against Hamas. In fact, the green light has arrived: Israel will be able to use two of the German Heron TP combat drones in attacks against Hamas in the Gaza Strip. German media reported this, citing the Berlin Ministry of Defense. Germany rented the two Israeli-made combat drones to train 16 German pilots in Israel, but they are now returning to their homeland due to the Hamas attack. German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius approved Israel’s request for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles last night, according to Der Spiegel magazine and the Dpa news agency.

Olaf Scholz also added that “it would be irresponsible, in this dramatic situation, not to use all contacts that could be useful”. The German Chancellor assured that he was “in close contact” with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Emir of Qatar, who is received in Berlin today. “All three can play an important role in mediating and de-escalating the current situation,” he said.

Source: IL Tempo