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Activists lay memorial to Gaza victims in Berlin

The Muslim community in Berlin organised on Wednesday a memorial to the victims of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, Anadolu news agency reported.

The memorial was laid in front of Berlin’s historic gate and included several black coffins carrying Palestinian flags, as well as the names and pictures of the Palestinian victims.

The memorial is located only a few metres away from the statue marking the Nazi Holocaust and in-between the American and French embassies, adjoining the buildings of the European Commission and the German parliament, Bundestag.

A large banner carrying the Palestinian flag was raised above the memorial, stating: “Stop the massacre in Gaza”.

A co-organiser of the memorial, Khalid Haroun, said it “aims to draw attention to the Israeli massacre committed against the people of Gaza, and sends a message to the world that we will not abandon the people of Palestine”.

Haroun pointed out that the memorial will be displayed for three days, during which time there will be activities daily from 14:00 to 20:00.

Several European cities witnessed over the past few days mass demonstrations to condemn the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip.

The Israeli army has been waging an aggressive war against Palestinians in Gaza under the pretext of attempting to stop the rockets fired from Gaza towards Israeli towns and cities.

The Israeli army intensified its bombardment against the enclave on Wednesday, leading to the killing of more than 100 Palestinians and injuring nearly 400.

The war has claimed, so far, more than 1,300 Palestinians and injured 7,170, mostly civilians.

Israel has admitted to the killing of 53 soldiers and three civilians. However, the Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, claims it has killed 110 Israeli soldiers and captured another.

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