Berlin’s landmark, the Brandenburg Gate, was lit up in the colors of the Israeli flag last night in solidarity with the victims of the terror attack, which Netanyahu said was similar to the terror attack in Berlin some three weeks ago, which claimed the lives of 12 people, when a terrorist aspired by the Islamic State drove his truck into a crowded Christmas market. “It happened the same brutal way and my thoughts were immediately with the people in Israel, the victims, their families. I immediately suggested that something like this should take place to deliver a message in the city of Berlin and from the people here,” said Andrew Walde, Resident of Berlin showing solidarity with Israel.
South Africa’s chief Rabbi, who was visiting Berlin, said that the German sign of solidarity was imperative to demonstrate that the civilized world will stand shoulder to Shoulder in facing and defeating those threats. “I think what is so moving and important about seeing on the Brandenburg Gate the Israeli flag is that it’s a sign of solidarity, that it’s a recognition of the fact that democracies throughout the world, civilized people, civilized values throughout the world are under attack and under threat. And when there is a threat good people stand together and the way to defeat the threats in the world is when good people come together and stand shoulder to shoulder with one another, whether it is in Germany or in Israel or in France or America. Wherever it may be, we all stand together,” said the Chief Rabbi.
Sunday’s terror attack was the deadliest Palestinian attack against Israelis in months, which targeted officer-cadets as they disembarked from a bus that brought them to a famous promenade that has a panoramic view overlooking the walled old city. Four Israelis were killed, including three women and one man, and 17 others were injured, including one in life-threatening condition.