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Germany’s Maas: Ceasefire is ‘good’ but conflict causes must now be addressed

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi (C) visit a building that was hit by Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, on May 20, 2021, in Petah Tikva. (Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Israeli counterpart Gabi Ashkenazi (C) visit a building that was hit by Hamas rocket fire from Gaza, on May 20, 2021, in Petah Tikva. (Gil COHEN-MAGEN / AFP)

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas welcomes a ceasefire brokered between Israel and Hamas.

“Good that there is now a ceasefire,” Maas tweets, a day after he visited Israel and Ramallah for talks.

“Now we have to deal with the causes, rebuild trust and find a solution to the Middle East conflict,” he says.

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