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Germany: Berlin calls on Israel not to 'complicate two-state solution'

Germany, Berlin
September 11, 2019 at 15:48 GMT +00:00 · Published

German government spokesperson, Steffen Seibert called on the Israeli government to avoid steps that could complicate a peace settlement to end the conflict with Palestine, in Berlin, Wednesday.

''We are appealing to the Israeli government to refrain from measures that complicate the two-state solution, '' stressed Seibert.

The comment came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Before next week's general election, Netanyahu's actions are seen as a last-minute campaign pledge by the PM as he hopes to win over voters.

Contrary to today's claims from Hong Kong activist and General Secretary of the Demosisto party, Joshua Wong, the Economics Ministry spokesperson Korbinian Wagner explained, that water cannon trucks exports are subject to an authorization requirement. He added that the responsible Federal Office of Economics and Exports Control in Germany has not issued such an authorization to either Hong Kong or China.

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German government spokesperson, Steffen Seibert called on the Israeli government to avoid steps that could complicate a peace settlement to end the conflict with Palestine, in Berlin, Wednesday.

''We are appealing to the Israeli government to refrain from measures that complicate the two-state solution, '' stressed Seibert.

The comment came after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced his plans to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Before next week's general election, Netanyahu's actions are seen as a last-minute campaign pledge by the PM as he hopes to win over voters.

Contrary to today's claims from Hong Kong activist and General Secretary of the Demosisto party, Joshua Wong, the Economics Ministry spokesperson Korbinian Wagner explained, that water cannon trucks exports are subject to an authorization requirement. He added that the responsible Federal Office of Economics and Exports Control in Germany has not issued such an authorization to either Hong Kong or China.

W/S Spokespeople of German government and journalists gathered for weekly Federal Press Conference in Berlin

M/S Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry, Maria Adebahr and Spokesperson for German government, Steffen Seibert sitting behind their desk

C/U Audience

SOT, Steffen Seibert, Spokesperson for the German government (German): ''We are appealing to the Israeli government to refrain from measures that complicate the two-state solution.''

C/U Camera *CUTAWAY*

[UPSOUND] (German): "From which moment is a two-state solution dead in your opinion? With respect, when the West Bank will now also be annexed."

SOT, Steffen Seibert, Spokesperson for the German government (German): "I will not be able to tell you a moment. As already said, we appeal to refrain from measures, to refrain from steps, that complicate a solution, that is difficult in any case.''

M/S Cameras *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Steffen Seibert, Spokesperson for the German government (German): "Plans like the ones that became known now or were announced yesterday, announcements of this kind would be blatantly harmful to such a peace solution.''

C/U Journalist taking notes *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Maria Adebahr, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry (German): "If such announcement would be carried out, regarding the announcement that was made during the election campaign, it might be a clear violation of international law.''

C/U Camera *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Maria Adebahr, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry (German): "We strongly condemn attacks from the Gaza strip on Israel, like the ones that took place yesterday evening. I believe that is what has to be said."

[UPSOUND] (German): "Do you condemn the attacks on Gaza?"

Maria Adebahr, Spokesperson for the Foreign Ministry (German): "I believe we have expressed ourselves often enough about the tense situation at the Gaza fence. Now we speak about the incident last night and I have commented on that.''

M/S Journalist

C/U Camera operator

SOT, Korbinian Wagner, Spokesperson for the Economics Ministry (German): "In general the export of water cannon trucks is subjected to an authorization requirement under Article 11 in combination with number 3.6 of the appendix 3 of the EU ordinance 2019-125.''

C/U Journalist taking notes *CUTAWAY*

SOT, Korbinian Wagner, Spokesperson for the Economics Ministry (German): "The responsible office for the authorization of such exports is the Bafa [Federal Office of Economics and Export Control]. And the Bafa has not authorised any export to either Hong Kong or China.''

W/S Journalists and Spokespeople wrapping up after the press conference

M/S Adebahr and Seibert wrapping up

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