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28 juin 2020 | 15h07 UTC

France: Hundreds protest in Paris over Israeli annexation plans June 28

France Alerte de sécurité

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian protesters gather in Paris to protest against Israel’s proposed annexation plans in the West Bank on June 28; further unrest possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 28/6/2020, 12h00 until 30/6/2020, 11h59 (Europe/Paris). COUNTRY/REGION Paris

Event

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Paris on Sunday, June 28, to show their solidarity for Palestinians opposed to Israel's proposed annexation plans in the West Bank. The demonstrators gathered at Boulevard Barbès to Place de la Nation. Many waved Palestinian flags and held placards condemning the annexations. There have been no reports of any unrest associated with the protest. Associated demonstrations were reportedly planned across other major urban centers across France on Sunday.

Further demonstrations over the issue are possible in the near term and associated disruptions to transport are to be expected in the vicinity of protest sites.

Context

Israel is preparing to annex areas in the West Bank and Jordan Valley in line with US President Donald Trump's January 2020 "Deal of the Century" Middle East peace plan. The plan has been widely criticized by Palestinians and their sympathizers, with frequent protests have held to condemn the annexations in Palestine and areas with a large pro-Palestinian community.

Advice

Individuals in Paris and across metropolitan areas in France are advised to monitor developments, avoid all protests as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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