Hundreds trapped in synagogue as Paris protest turns violent

Thousands gather in Paris to demonstrate against Gaza operation, hurling stones at house of worship

AFP and Times of Israel staff

PARIS — Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.

Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening.

Media reports said that hundreds of Jews were trapped inside a synagogue in the area and police units were sent to rescue them.

A person in the synagogue told Israel’s Channel 2 news that protesters hurled stones and bricks at the building, “like it was an intifada.”…



The article continues at The Times of Israel.



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Update:  Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada in Response to the Situation in Israel


Update 2: Muslim Protesters in Paris Chant “Death to the Jews”, Attack Synagogue



At this very moment Boulevard Voltaire, Jewish shops are ransacked on the cries of “we will kill you all!”. (Translated by Bing)

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