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Dutch Politicians Join Pro-Hamas Activist At Hague Protest Where “Heil Hitler” Is Shouted

May 27th, 2021 16:38

The Pales­tin­ian Com­mu­ni­ty in the Nether­lands (Palestijnsegemeenschap.nl) is report­ing that on 15 May, two Dutch politi­cians and a promi­nent pro-Hamas activist addressed a pro-Pales­tine protest in the Hague where anti-Semit­ic slo­gans were shout­ed. Accord­ing to a Face­book post:

[The Pales­tin­ian com­mu­ni­ty in the Nether­lands] held a mass demon­stra­tion in which thou­sands par­tic­i­pat­ed in sup­port of the Pales­tin­ian peo­ple and denounced the crimes of the Zion­ist occu­pa­tion in Gaza and Jerusalem and that wit­nessed the par­tic­i­pa­tion of mem­bers of the Dutch par­lia­ment (…) [Trans­lat­ed from Ara­bic using Google.]

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Accord­ing to reports by a Dutch NGO that mon­i­tors anti-Semit­ic activ­i­ty and a De Telegraaf jour­nal­ist, demon­stra­tors in The Hague’s Malieveld park were heard shout­ing “Heil Hitler” and refer­ring to the Dutch Prime Min­is­ter as a “can­cer Jew.” Accord­ing to Dutch police, an offi­cer was wound­ed in alter­ca­tions with a vio­lent pro-Pales­tin­ian pro­tes­tor. After the event, an unau­tho­rized ral­ly of pro­test­ers that marched from Malieveld towards the city’s cen­tral sta­tion was dis­persed by police, result­ing in fur­ther vio­lence and mul­ti­ple arrests. Speak­ers at the protest included:

  • Tuna­han Kuzu, for­mer chair and co-founder of DENK, a pro­gres­sive Dutch migrant par­ty with a strong pro-Turk­ish stance and which has met with a lob­by group affil­i­at­ed with Turkey’s rul­ing party.
  • Bechir Louhichi, The Hague board mem­ber of the Dutch Labour Party.

Recent report­ing by the Glob­al Influ­ence Oper­a­tions Report (GIOR) about the Euro­pean and inter­na­tion­al Hamas sup­port infra­struc­ture has included:

  • A May 2012 report that a vir­tu­al GMB schol­ars con­fer­ence brought togeth­er a UN-sanc­tioned ter­ror­ism financier, GMB lead­ers, and a British orga­ni­za­tion known to be pro-Hamas.
  • A May 2021 report that an Irish MP and a mem­ber of the Israeli Par­lia­ment were among the pan­elists of an online round­table on the top­ic of Jerusalem that was orga­nized by a coali­tion of UK Mus­lim Broth­er­hood and pro-Hamas groups.
  • A May 2021 report that the Pales­tini­ans in Europe Con­fer­ence had launched a cam­paign urg­ing its Face­book fol­low­ers to con­tact Euro­pean media out­lets over their alleged par­tial­i­ty towards Israel in the Mid­dle East conflict.