While investigations are continuing to find those behind the attack, Berliners are in mourning. German President Gauck has called for unity.
Shortly before the anniversary of the 2016 Berlin terror attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a surprise visit to Breitscheidtplatz's Christmas market. Survivors recently criticized Merkel's handling of the attack.
Relatives of 12 people killed in last year's terror attack at a Berlin Christmas market said they have been "left in the lurch" by the German chancellor. They said she has never expressed personal condolences.
German police have carried out nine raids in connection with an investigation into Berlin's Islamist scene and last December's Christmas market attack. Some suspects are thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
Chancellor Angela Merkel has condemned the burning of Israeli symbols during protests against the US decision on Jerusalem. Germany's interior, foreign and justice ministers also expressed criticism.
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