Mideast Ceasefire ‘Good’ But Conflict Causes Must Be Addressed: Germany

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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas (L) and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi visit a building that was hit by a rocket fired by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip, on May 20, 2021, in the Israeli city of Petah Tikva. (Photo by Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

 

 

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday welcomed a ceasefire brokered between Israel and Hamas, the Palestinian Islamist movement which controls the Gaza Strip, after 11 days of deadly fighting.

“Good that there is now a ceasefire,” Maas tweeted, a day after he visited Israel and Ramallah for talks. “Now we have to deal with the causes, rebuild trust and find a solution to the Middle East conflict,” he said.

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