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France: Pro-Palestinian activists protest Netanyahu attendance at Vel’ d’Hiv roundup02:33

France: Pro-Palestinian activists protest Netanyahu attendance at Vel’ d’Hiv roundup

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July 15, 2017 at 19:50 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Palestinian activists protested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's state visit to France, in Paris, on Saturday.

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Netanyahu to take part in Sunday's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv, the WWII roundup of Paris' Jews.

Protesters and activists stood with banners calling for an end to Netanyahu's settlement policy and the blockade of Gaza, criticising Macron's decision to invite the Israeli Prime Minister.

The event commemorates one of the darkest moments of French collaboration with the Nazis under the Vichy regime. On 16-17 July 1942, French police rounded up some 13,000 Jews, including 4,000 children into the Vel d'Hiv cycling stadium, before they were sent onwards to the camps. Fewer than 100 survived.

France: Pro-Palestinian activists protest Netanyahu attendance at Vel’ d’Hiv roundup02:33
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Pro-Palestinian activists protested Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's state visit to France, in Paris, on Saturday.

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Netanyahu to take part in Sunday's commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Vel' d'Hiv, the WWII roundup of Paris' Jews.

Protesters and activists stood with banners calling for an end to Netanyahu's settlement policy and the blockade of Gaza, criticising Macron's decision to invite the Israeli Prime Minister.

The event commemorates one of the darkest moments of French collaboration with the Nazis under the Vichy regime. On 16-17 July 1942, French police rounded up some 13,000 Jews, including 4,000 children into the Vel d'Hiv cycling stadium, before they were sent onwards to the camps. Fewer than 100 survived.

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