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News number: 8710140963

13:58 | 2009-01-03

World

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Most Germans Oppose Merkel's Anti-Hamas Position

TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 70 percent of Germans reject Chancellor Angela Merkel's stance on blaming Hamas for sparking the Israeli military onslaught on Gaza, according to a survey released by the private sat 1 television network.



Asked whether Merkel was right in holding Hamas responsible for the Gaza conflict, some 68.4 percent responded with "no", while 30.7 percent replied with "yes" and 0.9 percent said they were unsure about it.

A die-hard supporter of the murderous Zionist regime, Merkel has faced harsh criticism by several leading lawmakers for blaming Hamas in the Israeli genocide in Gaza.

In other related news, a German-based human rights organization, The International League for Human Rights, slammed Merkel for "encouraging Israel to continue war crimes in the Gaza Strip" and demanded she pressure Israel into a ceasefire, according to dpa.

"If she does not, she will be guilty of increasing the spiral of violence," the group charged.

Critics of Merkel's staunch pro-Israel stance in the Gaza fighting and the Lebanon war argue that she has essentially given a "blank check" to the Jewish state to commit war crimes and other atrocities.

Germany's hardline refusal to criticize the Zionist regime is in stark contrast to other traditional allies of Israel like France and Britain as both countries joined the international condemnation of the Israeli air strikes in Gaza.