The Berlin police have banned five Palestine demonstrations that have been registered for the next few days. She announced this on Thursday. Palestinian groups had announced that they would protest against Israel’s policies on the Nakba (Arabic for “disaster”) commemoration day, particularly on Saturday and Sunday.

According to the assessment of the assembly authority, there is an immediate danger that, among other things, there will be inflammatory, anti-Semitic exclamations, glorification of violence and acts of violence. After evaluating all findings and weighing up all interests, in particular the fundamental right to freedom of assembly, the police therefore banned all five registered assemblies.

Every year on Nakba Day on May 15th, Palestinians commemorate the flight and expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians during the first Middle East War in 1948. On May 14th, 1948, part of the British Mandate of Palestine became Israel. The Arab neighbors then attacked the new state. Around 700,000 Palestinians fled or were expelled in the course of the fighting.