इस्राईल पहुंचे जर्मन चांसलर सायरन की आवाज़ सुन कर बंकर में जा छिपे : वीडियो

जर्मन चांसलर ओलाफ शोल्ज़ को इज़राइल की यात्रा के समापन पर एक बम आश्रय में ले जाया गया, जब उनके प्रतिनिधिमंडल को गाजा से आने वाले रॉकेट हमले के कारण अपने विमान को खाली करने के लिए मजबूर होना पड़ा, उनके साथ यात्रा कर रहे पत्रकारों ने कहा है।

जैसे ही स्कोल्ज़ और उनकी टीम तेल अवीव में बेन गुरियन हवाई अड्डे से उड़ान भरने के लिए तैयार हुई, हवाई हमले के अलार्म बजने लगे, चांसलर कुछ समय के लिए एहतियात के तौर पर एक सुरक्षित क्षेत्र में चले गए।

घटना का एक हिस्सा जर्मन रिपोर्टर सारा सीवर्ट द्वारा साझा किए गए फुटेज में कैद किया गया था, जिसमें सहयोगी और पत्रकार विमान से बाहर निकलते और टरमैक पर छिपते हुए दिखाई दे रहे थे।

हालाँकि शुरुआती रिपोर्टों में कहा गया था कि स्कोल्ज़ को भी डर के दौरान जमीन पर लेटने के लिए मजबूर किया गया था, पत्रकार रॉबिन अलेक्जेंडर, जो प्रतिनिधिमंडल के साथ भी थे, ने बाद में स्पष्ट किया कि नेता को पास के आश्रय में लाया गया था। अलेक्जेंडर ने उल्लेख किया कि उन्होंने हवाई अड्डे के ऊपर “व्यक्तिगत रूप से आकाश में विस्फोट देखे” क्योंकि इज़राइल की वायु रक्षा कार्रवाई में कूद गई थी।

जर्मन अखबार बिल्ड के अनुसार, अतिरिक्त सुरक्षा जांच के बाद, निकासी के कुछ मिनट बाद स्कोल्ज़ और अन्य यात्री विमान में दोबारा चढ़ने में सक्षम हो गए। आउटलेट ने कहा कि चांसलर “अपनी आँखों से दो विस्फोट देखने में सक्षम थे,” और कहा कि उनकी टीम “नाटकीय टेकऑफ़” के बाद काहिरा में सुरक्षित रूप से उतर गई थी।

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was rushed to a bomb shelter as he concluded a visit to Israel

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz was rushed to a bomb shelter as he concluded a visit to Israel on Tuesday night, after his delegation was forced to evacuate their plane due to incoming rocket fire from Gaza, journalists traveling with him have said.

Air raid alarms sounded as Scholz and his team prepared to take off from Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, with the chancellor briefly ushered away to a safe area as a precaution.

Part of the incident was captured in footage shared by German reporter Sara Sievert, in which aides and journalists were seen exiting the plane and taking cover on the tarmac.

Though early reports said Scholz was also forced to lie on the ground during the scare, journalist Robin Alexander, who was also with the delegation, later clarified that the leader was brought to a nearby shelter. Alexander noted that he “personally saw explosions in the sky” over the airport as Israel’s air defense leapt into action.

Scholz and the other passengers were able to reboard the plane a few minutes after the evacuation, following an additional security check, according to German newspaper Bild. The outlet added that the chancellor “was able to see two explosions with his own eyes,” and said his team had safely landed in Cairo after the “dramatic takeoff.”

Robin Alexander

Kanzlermaschine in Tel Aviv vor Abflug geräumt, weil Alarm. Alle liegen auf Rollfeld für Deckung. Zwei Raketen erkennbar von Iron Dome getroffen über Flughafen. @welt

Bundeskanzler Olaf Scholz
We are working with Egypt to ensure humanitarian access to Gaza as quickly as possible. The people there need water, food and medicine.

We will not leave them alone. The Federal Government is therefore continuing its humanitarian commitment in Gaza.

The leader was forced to take shelter several times at the German embassy during his visit to Tel Aviv, due to fighting between Israel and Palestinian militant groups.

All-out conflict erupted earlier this month after a Hamas cross-border incursion and series of terrorist attacks, which prompted waves of Israeli airstrikes on Gaza. At least 3,000 Palestinians have been killed in the hostilities, and some 1,400 in Israel, according to officials on both sides.

Scholz was the first Western leader to travel to Israel following the October 7 Hamas attack, saying the trip would show Germany’s “solidarity” with the Jewish state. The chancellor stressed that Berlin had a special obligation to defend the country, even stating that “Germany’s history and the responsibility it had for the Holocaust requires us to maintain the security and existence of Israel.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took up a similar theme in his own address, declaring that “Hamas are the new Nazis.” He added: “And just as the world united to defeat the Nazis, just as the world united to defeat ISIS, the world has to stand united behind Israel to defeat Hamas.”