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Bahraini Lawmaker Sets Israeli Flag Ablaze in Parliament Session

A Bahrain lawmaker reportedly set fire to an Israeli flag during a parliament session in a show of support for Gaza terrorists.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 11/20/2012, 6:02 PM

terrorists burn Israeli, American flags
terrorists burn Israeli, American flags
Reuters

A Bahrain lawmaker reportedly set fire to an Israeli flag during a parliament session in a show of support for the Gaza-based terrorists who continue to launch unremitting rocket attacks against the State of Israel.

Osama al-Tamimi said he smuggled a canister of gasoline into the chamber and set the flag ablaze Tuesday.

According to reports, the president of the meeting closed the parliament session after smoke filled the chamber. 

Al-Tamimi said he sought to “send a clear message to the international community” about Bahrain’s support for Gaza.

Bahraini authorities have banned public protests as part of wider clampdowns against political marches.

“Requests for a march have been rejected in order to preserve security in implementation of the decision to ban demonstrations and gatherings," Bahrain's interior ministry said in a statement on Sunday. 

The country last month outlawed all political gatherings in attempts to suppress a 21-month-old Shiite-led uprising against the Sunni monarchy.