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France and Other European Countries Pledge Support for Israel During Israel-Gaza Conflict

After the war that has broken out in the Middle East between Israel and Hamas, the French have banned all pro-Palestinian movements in the country.

The French have decided to put up a ban on all pro-Palestinian demonstrations in the country. Gérald Darmanin, the Minister of the Interior in France, has ordered foreign nationals that do not follow and obey this new rule deported. All of this is a cause of many European governments’ fear of a rise in antisemitism, or hostility towards Jews, because of the recent Israel-Hamas war.

Despite this, thousands of pro-Palestinians protested in Paris on Thursday today. German police have also broken up another movement in support of Hamas in Berlin. France’s population of Jews, 500,000, are outnumbered nearly ten to one by the Muslims currently residing in the country. Many antisemitic acts, mainly graffiti, have grown in Europe. This graffiti consists of swastikas, “death to jews”, and many others showing hatred towards the Jewish community.

The German chancellor, Olaf Scholz, has made it clear that their people will show “zero tolerance” towards these antisemitic acts. Germany has also described a pro-Palestinian group known as Samidoun handing out candy in Berlin after the Hamas attack on Israel. Many want Jewish schools and other Jewish buildings protected by police.

France is aware of their losses in this war from the murders and kidnappings of French citizens living in Israel. The French Assembly President herself received death threats from pro-Palestinians. Most political parties in France have condemned the war, but the left-wing Socialist and Communist parties have a more equal view of it. 

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Mikael Ronaque, Head of Department (World News)/Editor in Chief
Hi! I'm Mikael, Head of Department of World News. I am a 7th grader at the time of writing and I edit articles and publish as well. I am Indian and have one sibling (a little brother). I aim to write about various things around the world with as little bias as possible.

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