Attacks against Israel: Thousands March in Solidarity in Paris

Thousands of people, including many politicians, participated in the march organized by the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (CRIF) in support of Israel in Paris on Monday, October 9th.

In a show of solidarity, several thousand people gathered in Paris on the evening of Monday, October 9th to support Israel, two days after the Hamas surprise and coordinated offensive.

According to the CRIF, approximately 20,000 people participated in the march, walking behind the banner “Terrorism, here and there, same fight, support for Israel”. Among the most heard slogans were “Free the hostages!” and “Israel will live, Israel will prevail!”

Numerous political figures were in attendance, including the President of the National Assembly Yaël Braun-Pivet, the Government Spokesperson and Minister Delegate for Democratic Renewal Olivier Véran, the Minister of Civil Service Stanislas Guerini, and the Presidents of the Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France, and Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne regions, Valérie Pécresse, Xavier Bertrand, and Laurent Wauquiez, respectively.

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy and his wife Carla Bruni, the President of the LR party Eric Ciotti, the PS deputy Boris Vallaud, the Green senator Yannick Jadot, and the Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo were also present.

Earlier in the day, representatives of the Jewish community met with Gérald Darmanin. After the meeting, he assured them that “to target a Jew is to target the entire Republic” and emphasized the “strong determination of the State” in a context where “around twenty anti-Semitic incidents have been reported” since that Saturday.

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