@Regrann from @israelevil - #Germany’s foreign minister says he does not want to be “a plaything” for #Israel’s politicking after the regime’s prime minister refused to receive him over the senior diplomat’s meeting with pro-#Palestine advocacy groups. “I’ll say it openly, we cannot become a political football for Israeli domestic politics,” #Sigmar_Gabriel said on Tuesday.
Gabriel had reached the #Tel_Aviv-occupied Palestinian territories on Monday. He had in advance made it clear that he sought to meet with the Breaking the Silence and #B’Tselem groups, which oppose Tel Aviv’s occupation of Palestinian territories.
Israeli Premier Benjamin #Netanyahu gave the top German diplomat an ultimatum over his planned meetings, saying he would not meet him if #Gabriel refused to drop the plans.
Netanyahu said the organizations “slander” Israeli troops “and seek to put our soldiers on trial as #war criminals,” and that #Tel_Aviv would routinely shelve meetings with the officials who would hold talks with the rights bodies.
Gabriel, however, proceeded to attend the meetings in spite of the warning. He later addressed the incident, saying, “I regret it greatly. I was surprised by the cancellation of the visit, apparently because we were planning to do something which is quite usual on such visits, namely to speak also with representatives of the civil society.”
@Regrann from @theresistance1688 - Israel received new f-35 jet planes from the u.s to kill and oppresse more Palestinian people.
All paid for by the American taxpayers.
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