French police attack pro-Gaza demos

French police attack pro-Gaza demos

Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:35AM GMT
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French police have clashed with pro-Palestinian demonstrators protesting against the Israeli regime’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip.

On Sunday, the demonstrators took to the streets of the capital Paris, defying a citywide ban on such protests.

According to reports, the riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse the protesters.

On Friday, French authorities banned pro-Palestinian groups from holding anti-Israeli rallies for security reasons.

French President Francois Hollande said that he backed the protest ban.

Israel began its latest onslaught against Palestinians in the coastal enclave on July 8.

According to figures provided by emergency services, the total number of people killed since the beginning of the operation stands at 474. More than 3,000 people have also been injured in the attacks.

On July 17, thousands of Israeli soldiers launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.

The fatal Israeli attacks have been condemned by much of the international community as well as international human rights groups.

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