On Sunday, four Israelis were killed when a truck driven by a jihadist plowed into a crowd of soldiers. On Monday, Berlin's Brandenburg Gate featured a projection of the Israeli flag as a show of solidarity.
Israeli flag projected on Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in solidarity after Jerusalem attack. The world turned upside down. pic.twitter.com/jZxV2PNIrD— Eylon Aslan-Levy (@EylonALevy) January 9, 2017
Wow: Berlin's Brandenburg Gate is illuminated with the Israeli flag following yesterday's attack in Jerusalem. Danke, Deutschland. ???????? pic.twitter.com/L9SKA0VawS— Avi Mayer ???? (@AviMayer) January 9, 2017
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the gesture was a sign of support of the two nations' "common struggle against terrorism."
The flag of Israel on the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Thanks, Germany, for standing with us in our common struggle against terrorism. ???????? pic.twitter.com/n4TlYtwbDV— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 9, 2017
Many people commented how they were flabbergasted that a building that was emblematic of Nazi Germany had undergone such a transformation less than a century later.
History's sense of humor. The Brandenburg Gate, Berlin, tonight. Tribute to the victims of Jerusalem's terror attack yesterday pic.twitter.com/EthEUTUc5J— Ben Caspit ?? ????? (@BenCaspit) January 9, 2017
Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Eighty years ago and tonight.— Eitan Saban (@EitanSaban) January 9, 2017
Several historical Upheavals were to occur so we can see it with our own eyes pic.twitter.com/ZZygdXkkYA
Btw just imagine how triggering it must for the alt-right to see the Brandenburg Gate lit up as the Israeli flag.— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 9, 2017
The gate has also been illuminated in other nations' flags after terrorist attacks.