Israel has asked Germany for ammunition for warships in light of Hamas’ terrorist attacks. Defense Minister Boris Pistorius (SPD) said this on Thursday morning on the sidelines of a NATO meeting in Brussels. In addition, according to information from the German Press Agency, blood supplies and protective vests were also requested.
Pistorius said they will now discuss the requests with the Israelis. “We stand with the Israelis.”
The Federal Ministry of Defense had previously confirmed on Wednesday evening that Germany would support Israel with up to two Heron TP combat drones leased from the Bundeswehr. The Bundeswehr currently leases five drones of this type. In Israel, German soldiers are trained on them.
Israel responds to Hamas massacres with violent attacks
As recently as Wednesday afternoon, Pistorius said that there was no indication that Israel wanted to request weapons and equipment from partners such as Germany to fight against Hamas. If the worst comes to the worst, we will of course consult with our partners about this.
The Israeli army is currently massively attacking targets in the Gaza Strip. Terrorists had previously carried out a massacre of Israeli civilians in border towns and at a music festival on Saturday on behalf of Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip. According to the army, the number of deaths is more than 1,200. At least 3,000 other people were injured. The number of Palestinians killed in Israeli military actions was put at at least 1,100 on Wednesday. More than 5,300 other people were injured.