At the weekend, the police are facing another major operation. An informal meeting of the foreign ministers of the NATO member states is scheduled for Sunday in Berlin, which must be secured. The experts at the State Criminal Police Office (LKA) are even more concerned about several registered demonstrations by Palestinian groups, some with several hundred participants, on Saturday and Sunday.
The police partly attribute them to the violent environment of “Migrantifa” and the organizers of other Palestinian demonstrations in April, at which openly anti-Semitic slogans were made and police officers and journalists were attacked.
This weekend, the Palestinian Nakba Memorial Day is the occasion for several gatherings. The so-called Nakba Day on May 15 commemorates the flight and expulsion of people from Palestine in the course of the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 and the subsequent war of aggression by several Arab states.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. there will be a rally on Hermannplatz in Neukölln, 500 participants have registered. On Friday and Saturday there will also be demonstrations on Oranienplatz in Kreuzberg.
Two demo trains have been registered for Sunday – one in the afternoon in Mitte from Karl-Liebknecht-Strasse to the Brandenburg Gate and one in the evening with 500 registered participants from Oranienplatz to Hermannplatz in Kreuzberg and Neukölln. The police will be adequately prepared and will intervene in anti-Semitic incidents, a spokeswoman said.
A year ago, there were anti-Semitic incidents and violence at a Nakba demonstration in Neukölln: extremists chanted slogans such as “Child killer Israel” and stones, bottles and firecrackers were thrown at the police when they accused the crowd of violating the Corona rules wanted to dissolve. Two young Jewish women and a Jew got caught up in an anti-Semitic mob on Hermannplatz.
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In April there were similar demonstrations against Israel with several hundred participants, some chanting anti-Semitic and hate speech, they threw stones and firecrackers at police officers. A group of 40 young men was particularly aggressive. In a video sequence, statements like “Drecksjude” were made.
A journalist from the “Jewish Forum” was pushed out of the demonstration by the leader of the meeting after being attacked by participants – because he is Jewish.
The police then banned another demonstration in late April over fears of anti-Semitic incidents. Police also feared the demonstration could turn into a substitute gathering for the canceled Al-Quds Day elevator.
Every year, the mullah regime of Iran calls for Al-Quds Day – the occasion is the occupation of East Jerusalem by Israel during the Six-Day War in 1967. The Higher Administrative Court of Berlin-Brandenburg confirmed the ban with a view to previous outbreaks of violence and anti-Semitic incidents.
The applicant did not make an effective distinction between people with an anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic attitude, the reason given in the court’s urgent decision.