Berlin [Germany], November 20:A demonstration calling for an end to violence in the Gaza Strip and organized by both Jews and Palestinians drew more than 2,000 people in the German city of Cologne on Sunday.
The demonstration, organized by the group Jews and Palestinians for Peace, was held under the slogan "Solidarity with all the people affected by the Israel-Palestine war." The organizers had registered an event for 1,000 participants with the authorities, but twice as many had turned up, a police spokesman said. The organizers put the total at 3,000.
The two women behind the demonstration, Kristina Bublevskaya and ZeynepKaraosman, are of Jewish and Palestinian origin respectively. They said they were supporting the civilian population affected by the war.
A spokeswoman for the organization described the atmosphere at the event as extremely good. Flags had been explicitly discouraged, she said. "There are no camps. We want peace," she said. (DPA)
Source: Qatar Tribune