German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Berlin will continue to support Zionist regime, despite Tel Aviv’s recent attacks on the Gaza Strip which left scores of women and children martyred.
According to Press TV, Merkel said on Saturday “Germany will always stand on the side of Israel on the issue of security.”
Ahe added “Israel has not only the right but the duty to protect its citizens,”.
Merkel’s comments come just two days after Berlin abstained in a UN vote on an upgraded status for Palestinians.
German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement on Thursday that Berlin had decided to abstain in the vote due to fears the UN resolution would complicate talks between Palestinians and Zionists.
He said “We did not take this decision lightly. Germany shares the goal of a Palestinian state. We have campaigned for this in many ways… but the decisive steps towards real statehood can only be the result of negotiations between Zionists and Palestinians,”.
On Thursday, the 193-member assembly voted 138-9 with 41 abstentions at the UN headquarters in New York for a resolution approving the upgrade