Below is the official statement by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Israel’s current ground offensive in Gaza.
|00:08||I am speaking with all sides, and have also|
|00:12||continued contact with Prime Minister Netanyahu.|
|00:16||I am convinced that both sides will have to make painful compromises.|
|00:20||Despite this, when we talk self-defence, we are on the side|
|00:24||of Israel, because each nation has the right|
|00:27||to it and Germany will always defend it.