#AceWorldNews – GazaCity – July 21 – As hundreds of protesters looted shops, burnt cars and attacked a synagogue, as an unauthorized anti-Israeli rally turned violent in a Parisian suburb. Simultaneously, thousands participated in peaceful pro-Palestinian marches across the globe.
Despite a ban by authorities, an anti-Israel demonstration was held on Sunday in a Parisian suburb of Sarcelles, dubbed ‘Little Jerusalem’ for its large community of Sephardic Jews. It was the second in a row unauthorized protest in the French capital to turn violent over the weekend.
Several hundred people gathered for protest in Sarcelles by 3pm local time, with dozens of youths then setting cars on fire, smashing shop windows and raiding the shops, throwing stones at police. Protesters shouted: “F*** Israel!” and “Israel assassin.”
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A Molotov cocktail was thrown at a synagogue, Le Figaro reports.
The police responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and detaining at least 13 rioters, according to the Local.
The decision to ban pro-Palestinian protests in Paris raised controversy as the rallies happened anyway and turned violent. France’s Prime Minister Manuel Valls defended the decision not to allow protests, saying the unrest that broke out “justifies all the more the brave choice by the interior ministry to ban a demonstration,” AFP reported.
Elsewhere in Europe pro-Palestinian protests appeared to be relatively peaceful.
The largest one in Europe drew 11,000 of people to the streets of Vienna, who marched across the city center to the official residence of the country’s president.
In Amsterdam, some 3,000 participated in the march, demanding an immediate end to the Israeli military operation in Gaza. People carried signs reading “Stop the war” and “Israel war criminals.” Just one person was detained for refusing to obey a police order, the Netherlands’ NOS reported.
“It just has to stop. Children are being killed and they are innocent,” said protester Ekrem Kara, as cited by AFP.
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A similar rally in Stockholm gathered 1,000 participants.
In the US massive pro-Palestinian protests were held on Sunday in Washington, DC, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago.
Thousands marched to the Israeli Consulate in Chicago, home to a quarter million Palestinians, demanding a halt to Israel’s military action in Gaza.
In response, the consulate general released a statement defending the military operation.
“Today is a tragic day,” the statement reads as cited by WGN_TV. “13 Israeli soldiers were killed by the terrorist organization Hamas. We regret the loss of civilians on both sides. Hamas continues to brutally attack 6 million Israeli citizens and puts its own population in danger. We have to stop it.”
Some 2,000 protesters took to the streets of Sydney in opposition to the Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. Parents took their children with them for the rally.
“I’m here as a mum to raise awareness of what’s happening in Gaza,” Buthania Saeed, 41, told AAP. “All we’re seeing is women and children being murdered, houses are being burnt down and families are being vanished.”
Hundreds of mainly Islamist Jordanian protesters burnt Israeli flags in Amman on Sunday, Reuters reports. Demonstrators called on Palestinian Hamas militants to step up rocket attacks against Israeli towns and cities to avenge civilian deaths caused by Israel’s offensive in Gaza.
Lebanese activists staged a protest outside the US embassy in Awkar north of Beirut on Sunday. The rally participants burned the American and Israeli flags, while chanting slogans in support of the Palestinians, the Daily Star reports.
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#AceBreakingNews – UKRAINE – July 17 – (Reuters) – A Malaysian airliner was shot down over eastern Ukraine by militants on Thursday, killing all 295 people aboard, a Ukrainian interior ministry official was quoted as saying by Interfax-Ukraine news agency.
The aircraft, which other sources said was a Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, came down near the city of Donetsk, stronghold of pro-Russian rebels, Anton Gerashchenko said, adding that it was hit by a ground-to-air missile.
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Malaysian#AceWorldNews – UKRAINE – July 17 – A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 with 295 people aboard was reportedly hit by a missile and crashed Thursday in Ukraine near the Russian border, according to an adviser to Ukraine’s interior ministry.
Anton Gerashenko, the adviser, says on his Facebook page the plane was flying at an altitude of 33,000 feet when it was hit Thursday by a missile fired from a Buk launcher, the Associated Press reports.
A similar launcher was seen by AP journalists near the eastern Ukrainian town of Snizhne earlier Thursday.
It was no immediately clear who would have been in control of such a launcher in the restive area where Ukrainian forces are battling ethnic Russian separatists.
Malaysia Airlines said on Twitter that it “has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.”
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#AceWorldNews – AMSTERDAM – June 06 – European interior affairs ministers are meeting to discuss ways to prevent radical Muslims in their countries from travelling to fight in Syria‘s civil war and then returning home to commit acts of terrorism.
Greek Public Order Minister Nikolaos Dendias is chairing Thursday’s meeting in Luxembourg.
Upon arrival, he told reporters that it was prompted by a deadly shooting at the Jewish Museum in Brussels last month and the subsequent arrest of a suspected French jihadi whom officials say had been in Syria.
European anti-terrorism coordinator Gilles de Kerchove was to brief ministers on current anti-jihadi measures around Europe during the closed-door meeting.
#AceNewsServices – MOSCOW – April 10 – Russia’s Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Telecom, Information Technologies and Mass Communications (Roskomnadzor) has warned against hosting Internet resources on the network addresses of the CloudFlare service, making it possible to accelerate the work of websites and protect them from outside threats.
The press service of the Russian communications watchdog said on Thursday that hosting in this system increased the risk of inclusion of a website in the black lists of resources with banned information.
The CloudFlare project had been created in the United States in 2009 and the network of this service is now located in San Jose, Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, New Jersey, Dallas, as well as in Amsterdam, Paris, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo.
“Cases of inclusion of network addresses of the CloudFlare service in the unified register of banned information have become more frequent. It is caused by the active use of this service by the websites that violate Russian legislation,” Roskomnadzor said. It added that such websites hide information on the location of their hosting provider.
“This makes interaction of Roskomnadzor with the real hosting provider more difficult and factually excludes the possibility of timely removal of illegal information for the restoration of access to blocked resources,” the agency explained, adding that CloudFlare representatives refuse from co-operation and do not reply to Roskomnadzor’s official notifications.
Due to the absence of response from the service, many conscientious Internet resources, using its services, are blocked by communications operators in Russian.
#AceWorldNews – AMSTERDAM – March 22 — Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived here Saturday for a state visit to the Netherlands and a global nuclear summit.
The Netherlands is the first leg of Xi’s European tour, which will also take him to France, Germany and Belgium.
He will attend the third Nuclear Security Summit (NSS) in The Hague on March 24-25.
Xi is the first Chinese president to visit the Netherlands since the two states established diplomatic relations in 1972.
He will meet King Willem-Alexander and parliamentary leaders, and hold talks with Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
The two sides will sign cooperation agreements on agriculture, energy, finance and culture.
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