Earlier, Federal Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier demanded an end to the attacks from the Gaza Strip.
“Hamas’ murderous rocket attacks on Israeli towns must be stopped immediately,” declared the Federal Foreign Minister to a daily newspaper. The Middle East needs a “coalition of reason”.
Speaking on Tuesday the Federal Foreign Minister called on all sides, “to avert a military confrontation which could spiral out of control”. The firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip has led to a situation that threatens to cause a spiral of violence and counter-violence. It goes without saying that Israel has the right to protect its citizens from rocket attacks, he added.