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Israelís Gaza Incursion Sets Off Protests in Europe [with links to other articles]
New York Times ^ | JULY 21, 2014 | DAN BILEFSKY

Posted on 07/21/2014 11:37:49 AM PDT by SJackson

PARIS — The conflict between Israel and Hamas militants in Gaza is spilling into the streets of dozens of cities in Europe, as thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters have depicted Israel as the aggressor and sought to isolate it internationally.

Thousands of demonstrators gathered over the past several days in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam and other European cities in mostly peaceful expressions of support for Palestinians in Gaza, where Israel has carried out a 14-day offensive aimed at stopping rocket fire and closing tunnels used to infiltrate fighters into Israel. In addition to the large number of Palestinian casualties, the conflict has also resulted in the deaths of 20 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.

Some of the demonstrations took on a distinctly anti-Semitic tinge, although the organizers said they were designed solely to protest the Israeli incursion into Gaza that has left 500 Palestinians dead, many of them civilians.

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French Jewish leaders Monday warned against importing the Arab-Israeli conflict to Europe following a weekend in which a radical fringe among pro-Palestinian protesters in the French capital clashed with police, targeting Jewish shops, lighting smoke bombs, and throwing stones and bottles at riot police. Eight synagogues in France have been targeted in the past week, Jewish groups said.

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1 posted on 07/21/2014 11:37:49 AM PDT by SJackson
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To: SJackson

Crimea river.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 11:40:39 AM PDT by cuban leaf (The US will not survive the obama presidency. The world may not either.)
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To: dennisw; Cachelot; Nix 2; veronica; Catspaw; knighthawk; Alouette; Optimist; weikel; Lent; GregB; ..
Middle East and terrorism, occasional political and Jewish issues Ping List. High Volume If you’d like to be on or off, please FR mail me.

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Here in the US and Canada as well. Terror supporters doing what they do best, mayhem.

3 posted on 07/21/2014 11:44:35 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: SJackson

“Thousands of demonstrators gathered over the past several days in Paris, Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam and other European cities in mostly peaceful expressions of support for Palestinians in Gaza, where Israel has carried out a 14-day offensive aimed at stopping rocket fire and closing tunnels used to infiltrate fighters into Israel. In addition to the large number of Palestinian casualties, the conflict has also resulted in the deaths of 20 Israelis, almost all of them soldiers.”

Aren’t the propaganda ministers at the Slimes clever crafting words?

They make it sound like it was a pre-emptive move by Israel as opposed to a response to Hamas launching thousands of rockets against it.

Also conveniently missing is the fact that Hamas uses civilians as human shields and encourages (forces?) them to put themselves in harms ways, after Israel specifically tells them where they’re going to bomb and gives them time to get out. And how exactly is one supposed to tell if the people fighting Israel are civilians or military?


4 posted on 07/21/2014 11:49:18 AM PDT by aquila48
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To: SJackson
Is that you, Franscois?


5 posted on 07/21/2014 11:54:44 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: cuban leaf
Just generic French Youts.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 11:55:53 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: aquila48
Can I get an "Allah Akbar?"


7 posted on 07/21/2014 11:57:10 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The GOP-e scum enlisted Democrats to steal the Republican primary. The GOP-e can go to Hell.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

I take it that was one of the “mostly peaceful” protests the Slimes was referring to.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 12:16:23 PM PDT by aquila48
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