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The banned Gaza solidarity rally at Paris's Place de la République
29/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Three jailed for violence after banned pro-Gaza protest

A French court jailed three men for two months each on Monday evening for violent behaviour during Saturday’s banned Gaza solidarity demonstration.


French press review 28 July 2014

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Youths throw stones at riot police in Paris's Place de la République on Saturday
27/07/2014 - France

Banned Paris pro-Gaza protest ends in clashes

French police arrested about 70 people at the end of a banned Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris on Saturday.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius appeals for a truce in Gaza at a summit in Paris on Saturday morning
26/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Gaza solidarity demonstrators defy second ban on Paris demonstration

Gaza solidarity demonstrators gathered at Paris’s Place de la République as a court confirmed a ban on their rally against Israel’s offensive on the Palestinian territory.

Protesters mock French President François Hollande's stance on the Gaza conflict this week
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Paris police ban another pro-Gaza demo

Paris police have banned a Paris Gaza solidarity demonstration for the second time. Organisers claim the decision to stop Saturday’s march is political.

The clashes near the synagogue on Paris's rue de la Roquette on 13 July
25/07/2014 - France - Middle East

Jewish Defence League ‘member’ assaulted near Paris

A young Jewish man has called in French police after being attacked by about a dozen people outside his home in Bobigny, near Paris.

France's government threatens ban on protest against Israeli Gaza offensive
25/07/2014 - On-the-spot France

France's government threatens ban on protest against Israeli Gaza offensive

France’s government said Thursday it may ban a protest of the Israeli military offensive in Gaza planned for Saturday, even though a similar march on Wednesday was peaceful.

Wednesday's Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris
24/07/2014 - France - Middle East

French government may ban Saturday Gaza protest after peaceful demos Wednesday

The French government may ban Saturday’s Gaza solidarity march in Paris, Prime Minister Manuel Valls said on Thursday, after pro-Palestinian demonstrations went off peacefully on Wednesday ...

A demonstator throws a stone at police in Sarcelles on Sunday
23/07/2014 - France

Hollande pledges tough action against anti-Semitic slogans during Gaza protests

President François Hollande has threatened to crack down on anti-Semitic slogans during Wednesday’s pro-Palestinian demonstrations in France.

Demonstrators confront CRS riot police on the banned Gaza protest in Paris Saturday
20/07/2014 - France - Middle East

44 arrests, 17 police injured as banned Paris pro-Gaza protest erupts in violence

More than 40 people were arrested and 17 police were injured on a banned Gaza solidarity demonstration in Paris on Saturday, French officials say.