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The pro-Palestinians threw eggs, bottles and tear gas grenades at the pro-Israel protesters.
The protesters disbanded after the pro-Palestinians disconnected the speakers. (YNet)
A pro-Israel rally in Malmo, Sweden was torn apart Sunday by pro-Palestinian residents who arrived on the scene with eggs, bottles, and tear gas grenades which they threw at Israel’s supporters. Police dispersed the entire crowd.
Seven hundred people took part in the rally in support of Israel, which was held at the city’s main square. It was organized by Malmo’s Jewish community and Sweden’s Democratic Party.
Protestors carried signs that said ‘Stop eight years of Qassams’ and ‘Peace for children in Israel and Gaza’. The organizers received a police permit for the demonstration.
However, a number of pro-Palestinian protestors who did not have a permit to demonstrate took to the streets in retaliation to the approved rally. They were not dispersed by police despite lacking a permit.
“At some point, about a half an hour after the protest began, pro-Palestinian protestors began to throw eggs, bottles, and even a tear gas grenade,” Elad Meier, a Bnei Akiva and Jewish Agency envoy to Sweden, recounted.
Meier added that the lawless protestors disconnected the speakers brought to the square by the Jewish community while its leader was speaking. The act brought the pro-Israel rally to an end, as others could not speak.
Last week vandals threw molotov cocktails inside and outside of the funeral chapel at the old Jewish cemetery in the city of Malmö, Sweden.