Germany has urged maximum restraint in Gaza on Tuesday, but failed to condemn Israel’s recent military airstrikes that martyred at least six Palestinians.
“Any further escalation must be avoided. We are calling for maximum restraint and an end to the violence,” German Foreign Ministry said in a statement, adding that Israel “has the right to defend its security”.
At least six Palestinians were martyred in renewed Israeli attacks in Gaza since Monday. The Israeli army said the attacks came in response to rocket fire from the Palestinian territory.
German Foreign Ministry voiced support for efforts by the UN, Egypt and other countries to achieve de-escalation in the region.
On Sunday, seven Palestinians and an Israeli soldier were killed in an undercover Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip.
Since March, more than 200 Palestinians have been martyred and thousands more injured by Israeli army fire during protests demanding the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their ancestral home in what is now Israel.