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‘River to the sea’ signs at far-left anti-war rally in Haifa

"This is a pro-Hamas rally," a counter-demonstrator said.

An anti-war rally in Haifa on Jan. 20, 2024. Source: X/Screenshot.
An anti-war rally in Haifa on Jan. 20, 2024. Source: X/Screenshot.

Protesters called for the destruction of Israel at an anti-war rally in Haifa on Saturday organized by far-left organizations and attended by hundreds of people.

“From the [Jordan] River to the [Mediterranean] Sea, Palestine will be free,” a genocidal call to replace Israel with a Palestinian state, was among the signs that the crowd carried. Other signs read, “End the war” and “Stop the genocide.”

The protest took place after the Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice, accepted a petition filed by organizers against a police refusal to allow an anti-Israel march amid the war in Gaza sparked by the Oct. 7 massacre by Hamas terrorists of 1,200 persons in the northwestern Negev.

(Thousands more were wounded and 240 were taken captive in the brutal assault. The Hamas terrorists committed mass rape, beheadings, torture and desecration of corpses, and burned babies alive.)

An estimated 300 people attended the rally at Haifa’s Paris Square. While the flags of Antifa, the Communist Party and the PLO could be seen, the only Israeli flags were at a counter-demonstration.

Yarden Or, a counter-demonstrator, told the Times of Israel that the anti-war protest was hurting Israel and helping Hamas.

“This is a rally meant to extract an Israeli surrender, to help terrorism, to harm Israel. The talk of equality is just the wolf in sheep’s clothing. This is a pro-Hamas rally,” she said.

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