After Banning Pro-Palestinian Protests, Israeli Flags Burned All Over Germany

Germany, along with the UK, France and other EU countries was one of the first to condemn Palestinians and declare unconditional support for Israel. (Image: The Palestine Chronicle)

Israeli flags have been torn down and set on fire in multiple cities across Germany, local media reported, citing police and officials.

The flags were hung outside city halls and other public buildings in solidarity with Israel following a daring Palestinian Resistance operation against Israeli military bases and settlements in southern Israel on October 7.

Global anger however began when Israel began carrying out massive bombing campaigns targeting Gaza civilians, killing and wounding thousands.

In North Rhine-Westphalia and Baden-Wurttemberg states alone, attacks against the Israel flags were recorded in at least 12 cities, according to the news program Tagesschau.

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On Monday night, a man removed the Israeli flag hoisted on a pole outside the city hall in Aachen and set it ablaze.

In Witten, the flag was taken down twice, most recently on Friday night, while the flag hoisted outside a Protestant church in Bad Saeckingen was pelted with eggs.

Police told Bild newspaper that a man in his 50s had attempted to tear down the flag in the city of Pirna (Saxony), but was stopped by the officers.

The Israeli flags were taken down, stolen or destroyed in Mainz (Rhineland-Palatinate), Erfurt (Thuringia), Stralsund (Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania), and Stade (Lower Saxony), among other places.

“I strongly condemn the attack against our city hall and hope that the police will investigate [the incident],” Stade Mayor Soenke Hartlef said.

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Stealing and desecrating national flags is a criminal offense in Germany, punishable by up to three years in prison.

All of this came in the wake of a decision by several German cities to ban pro-Palestinian demonstrations.

(RT, PC)

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