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Belgium: 'Stop the Gaza massacre' protest tense in Brussels01:15

Belgium: 'Stop the Gaza massacre' protest tense in Brussels

Belgium, Brussels
May 15, 2018 at 20:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

Pro-Palestine protesters condemned the Israeli military's use of deadly force during the 'Great March of Return', in a demonstration outside Brussels' Central railway station on Tuesday.The point of greatest tension came when a presumed supporter of Israel made his way through the crowd. Police were deployed to prevent protesters from entering the station.The protest was organised by Belgian peace organisations in association with the Palestinian community.Belgium summoned its Israeli envoy to meetings on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops fired across a border fence killing 59 Palestinians, according to the Gaza health ministry.Israel does not release figures and denies suggestions it uses excessive force.The six-week long 'Great March of Return' rallies culminate tomorrow, the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence.Palestinians call it the 'Nakba' - meaning 'Catastrophe' in Arabic - referring to the 1948 Palestinian exodus, where an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled to make way for the newly created state of Israel.

Belgium: 'Stop the Gaza massacre' protest tense in Brussels01:15
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Pro-Palestine protesters condemned the Israeli military's use of deadly force during the 'Great March of Return', in a demonstration outside Brussels' Central railway station on Tuesday.The point of greatest tension came when a presumed supporter of Israel made his way through the crowd. Police were deployed to prevent protesters from entering the station.The protest was organised by Belgian peace organisations in association with the Palestinian community.Belgium summoned its Israeli envoy to meetings on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops fired across a border fence killing 59 Palestinians, according to the Gaza health ministry.Israel does not release figures and denies suggestions it uses excessive force.The six-week long 'Great March of Return' rallies culminate tomorrow, the 70th anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence.Palestinians call it the 'Nakba' - meaning 'Catastrophe' in Arabic - referring to the 1948 Palestinian exodus, where an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled to make way for the newly created state of Israel.

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