Germany, France and Britain on Sunday (Oct 8) moved to bolster safety round Jewish temples, faculties and monuments after the surprise attack by Palestinian militant group Hamas against Israel.
Germany tightened police safety of Jewish and Israeli establishments, as some supporters of the Palestinians took to the streets of Berlin to have fun the attack.
“In Berlin, police safety has been instantly stepped up,” Germany’s Inside Minister Nancy Faeser advised Bild newspaper. “The federal authorities and the areas are intently coordinating their actions.”
Germany’s authorities had been additionally intently watching “potential supporters of Hamas within the Islamist sphere”, she added.
Berlin police posted photographs on social media displaying “folks celebrating the assaults on Israel by passing out pastries” on Sonnenallee, the principle avenue within the metropolis’s Neukoelln district.
Police had in some circumstances carried out identification checks and filed complaints, they added.
The German account of the Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Community posted photographs of the distribution of pastries on the streets of Berlin and a message celebrating “the resistance of the Palestinian folks”.
Martin Hikel, mayor of the Neukoelln district, denounced “a horrible glorification of a horrible battle”, in feedback to Welt tv.
He referred to as on the federal government to ban “the disgusting terrorist propaganda of Samidoun”.
Berlin’s well-known Brandenburg Gate, a logo of reunified Germany, was lit up within the colors of the Israeli flag on Saturday as nicely.
“In solidarity with Israel,” wrote Chancellor Olaf Scholz on X, previously Twitter. Israel’s ambassador replied on the identical platform, thanking him for “this lovely image”.