Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein with German lawmakers in Jerusalem.
(photo credit:KNESSET SPOKESMAN'S OFFICE)
Gaza needs humanitarian aid that won’t be repurposed to attack Israel, Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein told a delegation from the Bundestag in Jerusalem Wednesday.
The German lawmakers came to show support for Israel during Operation Protective Edge.
“It’s important for you to see the terrible missile attacks on the South and really all of Israel, but also the fact that we are continuing to live as normally as possible,” Edelstein said. “Today we are closing the Knesset’s summer session and we will continue legislating as usual.”
Edelstein told his German guests that the photos of death and destruction coming from Gaza are sad, especially in light of the fact that Gaza is not made up of 1.5 million terrorists, rather 1.5 million civilians who are suffering.
“We need to make sure they get food and medicine and any humanitarian aid they need,” he said. However, Edelstein pointed out that Hamas broke all cease-fires, even the ones that the terrorist organization initiated.
“We need to make sure humanitarian aid to Gaza is really sent to the right places where it will be used to help people and not to build up arms and attack Israel,” he stated.
Also, the Knesset speaker said that “the whole world saw the ‘tunnels of death’ that Hamas dug. It’s clear today that all the cement allowed into the Gaza Strip was not used to build schools.”
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