Germany condemned the bombardment of cities in Israel by rockets launched from the Gaza strip on Tuesday, calling for de-escalation and saying there might be no justification for violence towards harmless civilians.
Israel killed a prime commander from the Iranian-backed Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad within the Gaza Strip earlier on Tuesday, drawing rocket salvoes that reached so far as Tel Aviv within the worst cross-border combating in months.
“We condemn this rocket fireplace within the severest phrases,” the German overseas ministry stated in an announcement. “We name for restraint and for an finish to the violence. We strongly help Egypt’s and the United Nations’ mediation efforts.”