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Germany: Man attacked at Palestinian event for allegedly yelling “Israel”01:46

Germany: Man attacked at Palestinian event for allegedly yelling “Israel”

Germany, Berlin
May 4, 2019 at 16:27 GMT +00:00 · Published

A man was attacked after reportedly yelling "Israel" several times at an event marking the Palestinian Nakba, which commemorates the displacement of Palestinians after the creation of Israel, on Saturday in Berlin.

A group of Palestine supporters could be seen pushing and beating the man on the face and body, until they were separated and police officers arrived at the scene.

The event started early morning in Berlin's Neukoelln district with music and dance performances on stage, food stands and several posters from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, including signs against the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv this year.

Police could be seen removing a poster accusing the Eurovision Song Contest of "art-washing apartheid" after a complaint was lodged by Green Party politician Volker Beck. On Twitter, the politician labelled the commemoration a "political event through-and-through" as opposed to a folklore event that it had been registered as.

Nakba Day - or the "Day of the Catastrophe" commemorates the exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians at the formation of the State of Israel in 1948.

Germany: Man attacked at Palestinian event for allegedly yelling “Israel”01:46
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A man was attacked after reportedly yelling "Israel" several times at an event marking the Palestinian Nakba, which commemorates the displacement of Palestinians after the creation of Israel, on Saturday in Berlin.

A group of Palestine supporters could be seen pushing and beating the man on the face and body, until they were separated and police officers arrived at the scene.

The event started early morning in Berlin's Neukoelln district with music and dance performances on stage, food stands and several posters from the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, including signs against the Eurovision Song Contest, which will take place in Tel Aviv this year.

Police could be seen removing a poster accusing the Eurovision Song Contest of "art-washing apartheid" after a complaint was lodged by Green Party politician Volker Beck. On Twitter, the politician labelled the commemoration a "political event through-and-through" as opposed to a folklore event that it had been registered as.

Nakba Day - or the "Day of the Catastrophe" commemorates the exile of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians at the formation of the State of Israel in 1948.