We will kill you all: Jewish shops ransacked in Paris
(eTN) - Jewish shops in France on Voltaire Boulevard are being ransacked as cries of “We will kill you all!” are heard.
(eTN) – Jewish shops in France on Voltaire Boulevard are being ransacked as cries of “We will kill you all!” are heard.
What began as a peaceful protest through the streets of Paris, ended in violent clashes as the march wound up in Bastille Square. Several thousand people were part of a demonstration which turned into projectiles being thrown and police having to use tear gas to disperse the crowd. So far six arrests have been made.
Protestors were trying to show their support for those living in the Gaza Strip where 168 Palestinians were killed over the course of a 6-day conflict. Three Israeli teenagers were kidnapped and murdered, which caused the military to come into Hamas on the West Bank and included rocket fire from Gaza.
On July 2 Jewish extremists allegedly killed a Palestinian teenager for revenge, which lead to Israel launching an air campaign against the Gaza militants after they themselves had been shelled for months. In turn, Gaza militants have retaliated with around 715 rockets, of which 160 were intercepted by the Iron Dome defense system.
According to a source from the police, a small group tried to break into two synagogues in central Paris. Anne Hidalgo, Mayor of Paris, called for “calm in the face of tensions.”