'Israel has the right to defend itself,' German foreign minister says

By MAARIV ONLINE
October 16, 2015 17:07

Germany's foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, expressed concern for the rise in violence in Israel and the Palestinian-controlled territories on Friday.

"Israel has the right to defend itself," the German foreign minister told local media. "The violent criminals need to be put on trial."

Steinmeier called for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.


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