Palestinians Burn French Flag on Temple Mount to Protest New Charlie Hebdo Cover
JNS.org – Palestinians burned the French flag in protest of the new cover of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo on Friday.
Several hundred Palestinian protesters gathered on the Temple Mount during prayer services on to demonstrate against the magazine’s decision to publish an image of the Prophet Mohammed on its Jan. 14 cover.
In a video, the protesters can be seen waving the Hamas flag and other Islamic flags while chanting “jihad, jihad, we will die in the name of God,” “Allahu Akbar,” and “Muhammad [is] our master and leader forever” as they set fire to the French flag.
On the cover of its Jan. 14 edition, Charlie Hebdo featured a cartoon of Mohammed holding a sign saying, “Je Suis Charlie” (I am Charlie), with a headline above the cartoon reading, “Tout Est Pardonne” (All Is Forgiven).
Protests also occurred in several other Arab countries on Friday, including in Jordan, whose King Abdullah traveled to France to march with French President Francois Hollande during the Jan. 11 anti-terror rally in Paris.