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Germany warns of an escalation of violence on Gaza border

German Government spokesman Steffen Seibert [File photo]

The German government yesterday expressed concern regarding the escalation of violence between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli army on the Gaza border.

Government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said that Germany supports the launching of an independent investigation which can “clarify the violent incidents and the bloody violations at the border area” after 63 Palestinians were killed by Israeli gunfire and tear gas near the border fence.

“It is clear that everyone has the right to peaceful protest, but it is just as clear that this right to peaceful protest should not be abused in order to provoke violence. And Hamas has been pushing for an escalation of violence,” he said.

On Monday, the Israeli army committed a massacre against peaceful demonstrators on the Gaza Strip border, killing 61 Palestinians and injuring more than 2,270 others. Two more were killed yesterday.

Palestinians came out against the US embassy move to Jerusalem, calling for their right of return and for the end of the 11-year siege on  the enclave.

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