The confrontation between Israel and Gaza jumped to European territory with a succession of demonstrations in several cities on the continent. Some celebrating the Hamas attack, others in support of Israel. Movements that forced the main capitals to reinforce security in synagogues and places frequented by the Jewish community.
The British Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, meanwhile called on Scotland Yard to use “the full force of the law” to quell the protests. demonstrations in support of Hamas in London like those held this weekend. “There must be zero tolerance against antisemitism or glorification of terrorism on British streets,” Braverman wrote on his Braverman: “Our government is going to make sure that everything necessary is done to protect Jewish communities.”
Italy also reinforced security at sensitive Israeli targets in the country. Specifically, it increased security measures in Rome, in the neighborhood of jewish ghettoespecially in the synagogue, as well as in the Israeli embassy and other diplomatic residences.
Along the same lines, France reinforced security this weekend at places of worship and Jewish schools, particularly in Paris and its suburbs, “We have already given orders to the prefects to protect community places,” he explained. Gerald Darmanintrying to call for calm: “There is no threat”.
In Berlin, but also in other federal states, district police stations doubled the police presence around synagogues, which is already very high in general. The Central Council of Jews in Germany, in permanent contact with the Interior authorities, speaks of a “high abstract threat”, but in the last few hours the police detected a increase in anti-Semitic messages on the Internet. In the Berlin district of Neukölln, a group of Palestinians celebrated the Hamas attacks in the street and distributed baked goods. The organizer was the Samidoun solidarity network with Palestinian prisoners. The mayor of the Neukölln district, the social democrat Martin Hikelasked the Federal Ministry of the Interior to ban the group’s activities.