Pro-Israel and pro-Hamas demonstrators clashed in Los Angeles today outside the Federal Building.
NBC Los Angeles reported:
Police in riot gear quelled scuffling between pro-Israel and pro-Muslim demonstrators on Sunday outside the Federal Building during a protest over renewed violence in the Middle East.
About 40 officers stood on the south side of Wilshire where protesters blocked traffic at Veteran Avenue as hundreds of demonstrators waved Israeli and American flags on one side of the street and a smaller number of pro-Palestinian demonstrators stood on the other.
“My family is over there. They have to sit in shelters. And they’re very stressed out, but unfortunately the world doesn’t realize this is a day to day reality, “said Noa Tishby, the founder of Act for Israel, a non-profit group representing Israel’s interests through the use of new media.
The demonstrations were held in response to renewed violence as Israel launched rockets on Gaza in response to attacks by Hamas on Israel.
The Hamas attacks were in retaliation for the assassination of a top Hamas military leader.