Protesters clash in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive

July 13, 2014 | By | Reply More

July 13, – Thousands of people in France yesterday protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.

hromedia Protesters clashes in Paris as thousands march against Israel offensive eu news3Several thousand demonstrators marched calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

In the northern city of Lille, between 2,300 and 6,000 people protested, according to differing figures provided by the police and organisers.

The latest descent into violence began on June 12 when three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and later murdered, triggering a major military crackdown on Hamas in the West Bank and an escalation of rocket fire from Gaza.

The brutal revenge killing of a Palestinian teenager by Jewish extremists on July 2 added further fuel to the fire, becoming an all-out conflict on July 8 when Israel launched an air campaign against Gaza militants.

Press journalist for HRO media – Norberto Lluch reports.

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