Seven Jailed in UK for Gaza Protest Violence

(Jewish Chronicle-UK) Jessica Elgot - Seven men, two of whom are Palestinians, have been jailed for 1 to 2 1/2 years for offenses during the January 2009 violent protest in London against Israel's operation in Gaza. Judge John Denniss said he hoped the sentences would be a deterrent against such violent protest. Police said the men threw placards and sticks and pushed and kicked police officers. A spokesman for the Community Security Trust said: "The level of violence on the anti-Israel demonstrations was completely unacceptable and, combined with the record number of anti-Semitic incidents last January, caused genuine fear amongst the Jewish community."

2010-02-19 08:37:30

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