Protest against Israeli attacks on Rafah: Thousands gather at Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate

Crowds gather at the Brandenburg Gate and Sonnenallee

In Berlin, large groups gathered on Monday evening to protest the ongoing situation in Gaza and the Israeli army’s attacks on Rafah. According to Tagesspiegel reports, around 300 people gathered at the Brandenburg Gate, waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans. Despite a criminal investigation being initiated in the case, things remained peaceful.

A spokesperson for the speaker also confirmed a spontaneous meeting in Neuk├Âlln, although no further details were available. Videos shared on social media depicted around a hundred people chanting “Free Palestine” and “Ceasefire Now” on the corner of Pannierstrasse and Sonnenallee. Other videos show people spread around a “Rafah” lettering made from tea lights. They chanted, demanding an end to the Israeli occupation, calling Israel a terrorist state, and shouting “Stop the Genocide” and “Free Palestine.”

The protests are believed to be related to the Israeli army’s advance on Rafah, the southernmost city in Gaza. With over 1.3 million people currently living there and having only around 300,000 inhabitants before the war began, it remains a heavily populated area with ongoing tensions between Israel and Palestine.

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