Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Egyptian President Abdulfettah al-Sisi and Qatari Emir Sheikh Temim bin Hamed Al Thani could play an important role in mediating and de-escalating tensions between Israel and Hamas, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said.
Scholz spoke in the Bundestag about the conflict between Israel and Palestine.
Calling on everyone in the region to refrain from further hostile actions against Israel, Scholz said: "Our message is clear; attacking Israel would be an unforgivable mistake."
"All three can play an important role in mediating and de-escalating the current situation," Scholz said, adding that he is in close contact with Egyptian President al-Sisi, who also has channels of communication with Gaza, and that he will meet with Turkish President Erdogan today, as well as receiving the Emir of Qatar (in Berlin), whose country has an important mediating role and uses it.
"In this dramatic situation, it would be irresponsible not to use all channels that can help," Scholz said, adding, "We are doing this in close coordination with Israel and for the sake of the people kidnapped by Hamas.
Stating that he will also meet with the King of Jordan next week, Schlolz stated that the Hamas attack on Israel has consequences for Germany’s cooperation with the Palestinians.