Lower Saxony and Bremen
Jews and Palestinians establish shelter for refugees
Hanover (dpa / lni) – Jews and Palestinians are working together to establish a former nursing home near Hanover as accommodation for Ukrainian refugees. “Jews and Palestinians in Germany see it as their common duty to help people,” explained Michael Fürst and Yazid Shammout on Friday in a joint letter to Lower Saxony’s Prime Minister Stephan Weil (SPD). The president of the state association of Jewish communities in Lower Saxony, Fürst, and the board of directors of the Hannover Palestinian community, Shammout, are friends and have received awards for their joint work in the past.
The unused building, a converted single-family house in Isernhagen, has space for 20 people. The garden will be equipped with children’s games. Shammout and Fürst hope that the Russians and Ukrainians in Germany in particular will take their joint help as a sign that rapprochement and cooperation are possible.