Germany’s vice chancellor: ‘Hamas must be destroyed’.

Germany’s Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck attends the UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Safety Summit at Bletchley Park, in central England, on November 2, 2023.

BERLIN. German Vice Chancellor Robert Habeck says in a video speech to members of his party, The Greens, that “basically, Hamas must be destroyed because it is destroying the process of peace in the Middle East.”

Habeck adds, according to German news agency dpa, that Hamas’s October 7 attack “requires a necessary consequence from Israel.”

The vice chancellor says that “the Palestinians also have the right to their own state,” but adds that Hamas has no interest in such a solution.

Germany has been one of Israel’s staunchest supporters in its war with Hamas.