Hundreds in Paris protest Israeli raid

Up to 300 people called on Israel to lift its blockade of Gaza, in a peaceful march in Paris. A pick-up truck that was part of the march carried a banner reading “Free Palestine”, followed by five fake coffins covered with a burial cloth, false blood and the inscriptions: “Victims of Israeli terrorism”, “They died for us” and “They died for Freedom”.

The three French nationals who returned to France three days after the Israeli commando assault on the six ships arrived in Paris from Athens after they were deported by Israel. Le Monde notes that there is strong support for Palestinians in France.