Acc okording to a report by Israel’s I24 channel, Israeli Ambassador to Germany Ron Prosor has urged Germany and the EU to ban Samidoun on the grounds that it promotes Palestinian terrorist activity.
Israel has already placed Samidoun on its terrorist watch list; it was established in 2012 by members of the PFLP, a group that the EU and US have recognized as a terrorist organization. Samidoun is a Trojan horse, Prosor wrote in a tweet in German.
They violate German law and take advantage of their liberties to foment hatred and anti-Semitism. Now is the time to add them to the EU and German terror lists.
On its website, Samidoun describes itself as a “Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network” that serves as “an international network of organizers and activists working to build solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in their struggle for freedom.”
The Samidoun organization was classified as a terrorist organization in February 2021, according to a statement from the National Bureau for Counter Terror Financing (NBCTF) of the Israeli Defense Ministry.
“The Samidoun organization was designated as a terrorist organization, as it is part of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and was founded by members of the PFLP in 2012.”
According to its website, Samidoun has a sizable network in Germany and a branch in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
The anti-Israel event in Berlin that Samidoun organized in April, which was attended by 500 primarily German Muslims and during which “Death to the Jews” and “Death to Israel” were screamed, received extensive media coverage in Germany.
The antisemitic cries included “I generate the bloody body!” according to the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), which records and interprets terrorist group ideology for Westerners, and “Tel Aviv, the solution will materialize!
“Protesters openly applauded terrorist violence and hailed the military wing of Hamas, the Qassam Brigades, which has carried out countless suicide bombings against innocent bystanders as well as missile strikes and hostage-taking, according to MEMRI.
Due to the likelihood of violence, the Berlin authorities have made the Samidoun protests illegal; however, the German government has not yet taken any enforcement action.
When asked if the German interior ministry intended to outlaw Samidoun, Björn Bowinkelmann, a spokesman for interior minister Nancy Faeser, said to i24NEWS: “We ask for your understanding that the Federal Ministry of the Interior and Community generally does not comment on deliberations regarding a possible ban, regardless of whether there is reason for such deliberations in individual cases.” Bowinkelmann continued, “the Federal Ministry of the Interior handles it this way.
A tweet by Michael Blume, who is in charge of combating antisemitism in the state of Baden-Württemberg, in which he claimed he was being watched by an Israeli intelligence agency, was labeled “anti-Semitic” by Natan Sharansky, a former Israeli government minister and former Soviet dissident.
There is “no doubt that his tweet…is anti-Semitic,” according to Sharansky in a statement to i24NEWS. Considering how it demonizes our people and adopts a traditional anti-Semitic conspiracy idea, It is reasonable to wonder why the German government should pay him to combat anti-Semitism.
In a tweet, Blume stated: “A multinational team investigated false news outlets in Israel. I have concerns as someone who has been the target of trolling and who has had his family and himself defamed by right-wing extremists who are hostile to Germany. I’m a member of “Team Jorge” in this.