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Pro-Palestinian protesters attack synagogues and Jewish shops in France

By Mason White 2:56 PM July 23, 2014
Unrest in Sarcelles, France 

By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A pro-Palestinian protest took a violent turn in France, as the mob attacked synagogues and Jewish shops.

After the attacks, ministers of parliament have condemned the anti-Semitic outbursts around the country, which turned violent on Sunday night.

More than 400 people stormed a Jewish neighborhood and attacked a synagogue and a kosher supermarket. The demonstration took place in Sarcelles, north of Paris, when protesters armed themselves with stones and bombs.

The protesters were shouting “death to Jews” and “slit their throats.” Posters read “Palestine will live” and “come equipped with hammers and fire extinguishers for a raid in the Jewish quarter.

The protest took place despite a government order prohibiting pro-Palestinian protests following attacks on two synagogues in Paris.

“What happened in Sarcelles was intolerable. Attacking a synagogue and a kosher grocery store is simply anti-Semitic and racist,” the Prime Minister of France, Manuel Valls, said.

“The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should not be imported here, and we will not tolerate any act or speech that may cause a resurgence of anti-Semitism,” President Francois Hollande said.