The German government has banned the International Quds Day rally. This rally is held every year on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan against the Israeli tyranny against Palestine.
Quds Day, which protests the establishment of the state of Israel, was established in 1979 by Iran’s leader Ayatollah Khomeini. Since then, his followers have marked the day in cities around the world with large Muslim populations, on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Jewish and pro-Israel groups have tried for years to have the march banned as a purely antisemitic demonstration.
Since 1996, Berlin’s annual demonstration has attracted between 300 and 1,000 Islamists. Men and women march separately.
Millions of people worldwide take to streets yearly in events marking the International Al-Quds Day, in solidarity with Palestinian people.
According to the Judische Allegemeine Zeitung, several Palestinian groups were among the 2,000 people who had registered to attend the event scheduled for May 8. Last year’s march was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
This year’s Quds Day coincides with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s push to annex Palestinian lands in the occupied West Bank.
The new land grab project is a by-product of former US President Donald Trump’s so-called deal of the century peace initiative, which blatantly undermines Palestine’s right to statehood in exchange for vague promises of basic economic opportunities.