Germany rejects Amnesty's Israel 'apartheid' charge

Germany rejects the use of terms such as "apartheid" in connection with Israel, a spokesperson for the German Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.

"We reject expressions like apartheid or a one-sided focusing of criticism on Israel. That is not helpful to solving the conflict in the Middle East," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Christopher Burger told a regular government news conference.

Amnesty International accused Israel on Tuesday of subjecting Palestinians to a system of apartheid founded on policies of "segregation, dispossession and exclusion" that it said amounted to crimes against humanity.

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