WATCH: Pro-Palestinian Activists Interrupt JNF Fundraiser in Berlin

The activists burst into a hall where the iconic Israeli group Givatron was performing, threw Jewish National Fund donation boxes to the floor and crumpled the Israeli flag.

Ofer Aderet
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Ofer Aderet
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A group of pro-Palestinian activists, also including some Israelis, interrupted a performance of the iconic Israeli group Givatron in Berlin on Thursday, part of an event to raise funds for the Jewish National Fund.

A video uploaded to YouTube shows activists in red T-shirts from a group called Direct Action Berlin coming into the hall while Givatron is singing.

The activists disrupted the performance with shouts against Israel and the occupation. Members of the group explained that they wanted to disrupt the event because they see the JNF as a representation of the occupation of Palestinian lands.

A riot ensued in the hall, and some of those present fought with the protesters. The activists waved placards and the Palestinian flag, and continued shouting as they were escorted out of the hall.

On their way out, the activists knocked JNF donation boxes to the floor and also crumpled an Israeli flag that was in the hall.

In the video, an elderly German woman is seen trying to get the activists to leave the hall by shouting "out." Some of the event organizers and participants were surprised that the activist group included Israelis.

The performance continued after the activists left the room.

A still from the YouTube video showing the activists at the Givatron performance in Berlin.

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