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Calls for war against the Jews at pro-Palestinian rally in Brussels

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A video shared on Twitter shows a group of demonstrators heard shouting the slogan  “’Khaybar, khaybar, Ya ya’ud, jaysh Muhammad sawfa ya’ud (“Khaybar, Khaybar oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.”).

 This slogan, which refers to a symbol of Muslim domination over the Jews, had led  to a criminal conviction, confirmed on appeal, for similar acts in Antwerp in 2014, recalled CCOJB.

CCOJB, the umbrella representative group of Jewish organisations in Belgium, denounced antisemitic slogans heard during a pro-Palestinian rally organised Sunday in Brussels.

A video shared on Twitter shows a group of demonstrators shouting the slogan  “’Khaybar, khaybar, Ya ya’ud, jaysh Muhammad sawfa ya’ud (“Khaybar, Khaybar oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return.”).

 This slogan, which refers to a symbol of Muslim domination over the Jews, had led  to a criminal conviction, confirmed on appeal, for similar acts in Antwerp in 2014, recalled CCOJB.

In addition, there was another slogan shouted during the rally aimed at “liberating Palestine” through the destruction of Israel (“From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free”).

 Yohan Benizri, President of the CCOJB and Vice-President of the European Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress, declared: “Today as yesterday, these slogans are unworthy of our country. They have nothing to do with freedom of expression. These are calls to hatred that make us ashamed and worry us. We will challenge the political authorities on these facts, and work with all actors, including in the legal world, to put an end to these unacceptable abuses. We are awaiting citizen mobilization on this subject. Silence is violence. ”

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  1. The world is going crazy and is unfortunately reminiscent of 1930’s Germany. It’s becoming dangerous. I wonder if the “Palestinians “ decided to work to build their country rather than let Hamas dictate the outcome and blaming Israel for their problems, whether they could achieve some sort of success with that part of the Middle East

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