Israeli flags burned in front of synagogues in two German cities

Source : 112 Ukraine

Incidents in Germany occurred against the background of a sharp escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict
14:59, 12 May 2021

Israeli flags were burned in front of synagogues in Muenster and Bonn, in Germany, on May 11. In Bonn, the entrance to the synagogue was pelted with stones, damaging the glass door. A total of 15 suspects were detained, Deutsche Welle reports.

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"According to police, a group of young men of "Arab appearance" gathered near the synagogue in Muenster, shouting something and setting fire to the Israeli flag, the synagogue remained inviolate. Police detained 13 suspects later," the statement said.

A crowd of people throwing stones and setting fire also gathered in front of the synagogue in Bonn, and two suspects were detained.

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Besides, police launched an investigation into attempted vandalism near a plaque on the site of a former synagogue in Dusseldorf, on May 10. Unknown people tried to set fire to the memorial, but the fire was extinguished before firefighters arrived.

Incidents in Germany occurred against the background of a sharp escalation of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Related: Missile exchange, casualties, threats. What causes violence between Israel and Palestine?

As it was reported earlier, on late May 11, a huge missile attack occurred in Tel Aviv and its vicinities. HAMAS movement claimed the responsibility, stating that 130 missiles were fired in the direction of the Israeli capital city. According to the outlet, the alarm sirens blared in practically every large settlement in Israel, as the rockets fell in the downtown of Tel Aviv and its suburbs; it became arguably the largest missile attack on Israel so far. The shooting began at about 8.45 p.m. local time. The missiles fell in several central districts of the country. Some projectiles hit their targets, but most of the rockets were downed by the anti-missile defense system, the Iron Dome.

According to Aviv Kochavi, Chief of the General Staff of the IDF, the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) landed attacks on more than 500 targets in the Gaza Strip, killing dozens of Palestinian militants. 

And the UN Security Council is going to convene on a session on May 12 to discuss the situation in the zone of the Israel-Palestine conflict. 

Later, Israel declared a state of emergency in the central city of Lod, as a conflict between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants intensified. 

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