At Netanyahu's side, Scholz says Germany will always stand ‘alongside Israel’

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# 17 October 2023 19:24 (UTC +04:00)

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz says in Tel Aviv that Berlin will always stand beside the Jewish state, citing its responsibility following the Holocaust, APA reports citing The Times of Israel.

“As I said last week in the Bundestag, in hard times, Germany has only one place, and it is alongside Israel,” Scholz says.

“It is very important to say this today here during these difficult times in Israel: Germany’s history and the responsibility it had for the Holocaust requires us to help maintain the security and existence of Israel.”

Scholz also says that “no [outside] actor should see it as a good idea to intervene in this conflict.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the Hamas attack on October 7 marks “the worst crimes committed against Jews since the Holocaust… Hamas are the new Nazis, Hamas is ISIS, in some instances worse than Nazis.”

Netanyahu says that if such atrocities are “not stopped here, this savagery will reach you very soon.”