French Interior Minister Gerald Darmanin imposed a ban on pro-Palestinian demonstrations on Thursday, after the former leader of Hamas urged Muslims around the world to hold protests in support of the Palestinians on a “day of rage,” the armed group’s usual call to demonstrate. The order, reported by Agence France-Presse, stated that such marches were likely to disrupt public order.
The order came as French police were seen using tear gas and water cannons to disperse at least hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Paris on the same day. It was also issued before French President Emmanuel Macron urged Muslims and Jews in the country to exercise restraint National address.
“There should be no doubts or divisions between us as a nation,” Macron said in a televised speech, adding that anti-Semitism “has always been a precursor to other forms of hatred.” He called on the country to “condemn terrorism” and defend the country’s values.
The ban, which was ordered to police officers across France, comes as Khaled Meshaal, the former leader of Hamas, urged Muslims around the world to hold demonstrations in support of the Palestinians on Friday. He also urged people living in countries neighboring Israel to join the fight against Israel, in a recorded statement mentioned By Reuters this week. “[We must] They headed to the squares and streets of the Arab and Islamic world on Friday.
The statement raised concerns about security in countries with large Jewish populations, such as the United States, where police agencies across the country plan to increase patrols.
Around the world, the war between Israel and Gaza has sparked pro-Palestinian protests that authorities have sought to discourage.
In Sydney, pro-Palestinian demonstrators canceled a march after a warning from local police that the march would be considered unauthorized, The Guardian reported. mentioned. In Britain, Home Secretary Suella Braverman to caution Demonstrators against waving the Palestinian flag to justify terrorist acts against Israelis. In New York, pro-Palestinian demonstrators I stood up Local media reported that he was with pro-Israel demonstrators.
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