French Antifa: 'Palestine is from the Jordan river to the sea'

French Antifa calls for ‘striking a blow’ in Paris over US Jerusalem recognition.

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The Paris branch of the radical left Antifa (Antifascist Action) organization called for Israel’s destruction and for violent protests in that city against the United States’ recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The call to arms by an organization which has resorted to violence in the past, came on Friday amid rioting in Israel in which at least six policemen were injured over US President Donald Trump’s declaration on Jerusalem Wednesday night.

Israel Defense Forces troops and Border Police officers confronted the rioters in multiple locales in the Judea and Samaria, using crowd dispersal means on them, the IDF Spokesperson Unit said.

Noting that CRIF, the umbrella group of French Jewish communities “is asking President Emmanuel Macron to also recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, we can strike a blow against the imperialist West from within the belly of the beast,” the Paris Antifa group wrote in a call on Facebook inviting supporters to a demonstration at Republique square on Saturday “against the colonization of Jerusalem.”

The invitation ended with the words: “Al Quds belongs to the Palestinians, Palestine stretches from the sea to the Jordan River.”

Macron has said that France “does not approve” of Trump’s policy on Jerusalem.

Israel's western border is the Mediterranean Sea and its eastern one is at the River Jordan. Al Quds is the Arabic-language name that many Arabs use to refer to Jerusalem.

Events in israel have sparked anti-Jewish riots in Paris in the past. In 2014, dozens of Arab men besieged 150 congregants at a Paris synagogue during a wave of riots over Israel’s strikes in Gaza against Hamas.

On Thursday, a man waving the Palestinian Authority flag was arrested outside a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam after he broke its windows and forced his way in as passersby and two police officers looked on.

The man, a 29-year-old with a temporary residence permit, has been released pending further investigation of his actions, police said. French police do not publicize ethnic backgrounds of criminals.

In Malaysia and Indonesia, hundreds demonstrated outside the US embassies in those countries on Friday to protest the recognition.