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July 26, 2014 10:40 pm

‘Quenelle’ Reverse Nazi-Salute Seen at France Anti-Israel Rally Attended by Thousands Despite Ban

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Haaretz – Several thousand gathered in Place de la République in Paris, France to protest the Israeli operation in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, defying a state ban on the demonstration.

Protesters chanted “Israel is an assassin, Holland is an accomplice” and “we are all Palestinians,” and some were seen gesturing the quenelle, a reverse Nazi-salute, AFP reported. Tension mounted as hundreds of protesters, some masked, began throwing stones and projectiles at police who responded with tear gas.

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