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USA: Netanyahu at AIPAC sparks protests over Palestine00:52

USA: Netanyahu at AIPAC sparks protests over Palestine

United States, Washington, D.C
March 3, 2015 at 21:35 GMT +00:00 · Published

Around 70 activists gathered outside the AIPAC conference to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in Washington DC on Monday, including a group of 'anti-Zionist' Orthodox Jews - Neturei Karta. Chanting 'shame, shame!' repeatedly, the group incurred the wrath of at least one attendee, who labelled the crowd a 'disgrace' before entering the building.

The protest began with a candlelit vigil and demonstrators holding placards featuring the names of some of the children killed in Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge' which began on July 8, 2014. Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the nearly seven week campaign, including around 1,500 civilians and over 400 children. UNICEF estimates that 370,000 children living in Gaza need 'psychological' aid after over 17,000 housing units were destroyed in the campaign. Sixty-six Israeli Defence Force soldiers along with six civilians were also killed.

USA: Netanyahu at AIPAC sparks protests over Palestine00:52
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Around 70 activists gathered outside the AIPAC conference to protest Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech in Washington DC on Monday, including a group of 'anti-Zionist' Orthodox Jews - Neturei Karta. Chanting 'shame, shame!' repeatedly, the group incurred the wrath of at least one attendee, who labelled the crowd a 'disgrace' before entering the building.

The protest began with a candlelit vigil and demonstrators holding placards featuring the names of some of the children killed in Israel's 'Operation Protective Edge' which began on July 8, 2014. Over 2,000 Palestinians were killed in the nearly seven week campaign, including around 1,500 civilians and over 400 children. UNICEF estimates that 370,000 children living in Gaza need 'psychological' aid after over 17,000 housing units were destroyed in the campaign. Sixty-six Israeli Defence Force soldiers along with six civilians were also killed.