Berlin’s Brandenburg Gate was lit with the Israeli flag Monday night in a show of solidarity following a terror attack in Jerusalem Sunday in which four IDF soldiers were killed.
Like the Empire State Building, the Eiffel Tower and other landmarks, the gate is often used as a screen for national colors to show support in the wake of attacks and other incidents.
The landmark was illuminated with the Turkish flag last week following the Istanbul New Year’s attack.
East Jerusalem resident Fadi el-Qanbar drove a truck into a group of soldiers at the Haas-Sherover Promenade in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem on Sunday.
The soldiers, all officer cadets, were getting off a bus at the promenade, a popular tourist spot in southern Jerusalem, when Fadi al-Qanbar, a resident of the capital’s Jabel Mukaber neighborhood, drive a large flatbed truck ran into them.
15 other soldiers were injured, four of them suffering moderate to serious injuries, the rest lightly injured.
The four soldiers who were killed — three women and one man — were later named as Lieutenant Yael Yekutiel (20) of Givatayim, Cadet Shir Hajaj (22) of Maaleh Adumim, Cadet Shira Tzur (20) from Haifa, and Cadet Erez Orbach (20) from Alon Shvut. They were buried in military ceremonies attended by hundreds on Monday.
Qanbar was shot dead by soldiers and an armed tour guide who were at the scene.
The soldiers were visiting the capital as part of the army’s “Culture Sundays,” in which troops are taken to important historical and national sites at the beginning of the week.