ITB Berlin, Palestine, protest, guards, security, police, Arab, Israel, stand
ITB Berlin

Security men harass Israel stand at ITB Berlin

Three guards surround Israel’s stand at the tourism fair shouting “Free Palestine!”

Embarrassing scenes were witnessed at the ITB trade fair in Berlin last week when three men who were supposed to be in the event’s security team staged an impromptu protest at the Israel stand.

Police were forced to pull the guards away after the three men marched to the stand on Thursday afternoon shouting “Free Palestine!”

The men, who witnesses said appeared to be of Arabic background, were employed at the ITB event by a private security firm.

They massed around the Israeli tourism ministry’s stand shouting “Freiheit für Palästina!” and “Free Palestine!” according to media reports.

The three individuals were later reported to have been suspended from their jobs.

Security warning
Police in Berlin have previously warned that men employed by private security companies in the German capital sometimes have connections to radical mosques.

There are also concerns about growing anti-Semitism in the city’s immigrant neighbourhoods, although police statistics show no specific increase in anti-Semitic crime in Germany. Towards the end of last year, Israeli flags were burned at an anti-Israel demonstration.

Related stories

New Ryanair fee – only for Israel

Israel wins using “marketing revolution”

Israel attracts foodies and beach lovers alike

x

Check Also

Ryanair, strike, VC, Germany, pilots, agreement, talks, countries, recognition, airline, low-cost

German pilots to vote on Ryanair strike

The powerful German union Vereinigung Cockpit says talks have broken down and strikes could happen from August.

Wizz Air, new routes, winter, London, Luton, Tromso, Grenoble, Eilat, Norway, Verona, licence, operating, UK

Wizz links London Luton to Tromsø

The new winter route to northern Norway is one of four launching from the airline's growing London Luton base.

Thailand, tourism, travel, Pattaya, sex, seedy, reputation, image, family, children, luxury, romance, TAT, mart

Thailand tries to erase Pattaya’s seedy image

The Tourism Authority of Thailand is attempting to shift the focus towards romance, luxury and families.

tunisia, warning, safe, regions, dangerous, tourists, terror, tour operators, travel, state of emergency, police, powers, FCO, travel advice, UK, Sousse, security

Tunisia welcomes travel advice change

A revision of the UK’s travel advice says that all but the outer fringes of the country are now safe.

Norwegian, USA, flights, routes, new, Israel, Jordan, Tel Aviv, Aqaba, Amman, Petra, Nordic, Copenhagen, Oslo, Stockholm, Orlando, travel, tourism

Norwegian reveals more new routes

The low-cost carrier announces separate new destinations from Copenhagen, Oslo and Stockholm.

air travel, 2018, delays, flights, number, Eurowings, Germany, Ryanair, airlines, Condor, Air Berlin, fleet, strike, weather

Flight delays double in Germany in 2018

Germany has seen around double the number of delays in the first half of 2018 compared to last year.