German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle pledged 1.5 million euros for humanitarian assistance in the Gaza Strip on Thursday.
Speaking in Berlin, Westerwelle welcomed the cease-fire agreed to by Israel and Hamas, calling it "a first move in the right direction," and discussed the need for emergency medical aid for the injured in Gaza."Life for people in the Gaza Strip is far from normal. Germany is therefore making available 1.5 million euros for emergency medical treatment there," Westerwelle stated.
"We consider this as yet another contribution towards giving people in the Gaza Strip the prospect of a real future, without which peaceful coexistence will not materialize,” he added.