This was no normal funeral! According to a report in the tabloid BILD, about 700 guests attended the funeral of the mother of the notorious Abou Chaker Clan at the Cemetery of the Neue zwölf Apostel in Berlin district of Schöneberg on Friday morning. In addition, about 200 police officers secured the cemetery.
Their tasks: Monitoring compliance with the Corona rules and road safety.
In the morning everything was organized and went smoothly, said the spokeswoman. Speeches were made and prayers were recited. Arafat listened, looked exhausted and said goodbye to his mother with red eyes full of tears.
Around noon the first men left the funeral. Afterwards a second group, women, was to come to the funeral. At Islamic funerals, this takes place separately.
Visitors had to register their personal data at the entrance in a list, as is currently required for other private events.
The police made sure that there were no traffic jams of waiting people and let the visitors enter in groups, the spokeswoman said. Otherwise, people had to keep their spacings or wear a face mask. The cemetery also had masks available for this purpose.
Among the mourners in the morning was Issa Remmo, the head of another notorious Berlin clan, who appeared with his son at the funeral of Arafat Abou-Chaker’s mother at 11:20 a.m. An expression of respect among extended families. Arafat Abou-Chaker was also at the funeral of the Remmo mother in April this year.
She had also been buried at the Cemetery Neue-Zwölf-Apostel-Friedhof in Schöneberg. The police attended the funeral with a large-scale operation, loudspeaker announcements and a helicopter. At that time, even stricter regulations were in force to protect against infection.