Rome: Brawl breaks out between Jews, pro-Palestinians after Shalit rally

Y-net News

A young woman was lightly injured in a brawl that broke out between Jews and Israelis and pro-Palestinian members of the Free Gaza movement after a rally at the Coliseum in Rome for the release of captive Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit.

The Jewish-Israeli group was making its way back from the rally when it encountered the pro-Palestinian group that had held a counter-protest at the Shalit event. An argument broke out between the two groups and deteriorated into physical violence. The injured woman was evacuated to the hospital. It is unclear which group she belongs to. (AFP)

Update: the attack in Rome comes hard on the heels of stoning  of a Jewish dance troupe in Germany by Turkish & Arab “youth” a few days earlier  / Associated Press

The Italian ‘Il Messagero’ has more:

From a German who was there:

1.) Tatsache: die propalästinensische Demo war nicht genehmigt.

The pro Pali demonstration was unauthorized and illegal

2.) Warum haben sie diese ausgerechnet in der Nähe der Demo für Gilad Shait abgehalten, es gab vorher schon Übergriffe, die die Polzei aber abwehren konnte.

Why did they have to go where the Jews held their vigil?

3.) Haben sie gewartet, bis die jüdischen Teilnehmer auf dem Nachhauseweg war – und Ghetto hört sich für mich schon wieder fies an, leben die Pallis auch in Ghettos?

Why did they wait till the Jews went on their way home?  And who lives in Ghetto’s? The Jews?

4.) Wenn mich jemand verbal als Faschist und Nazi beleidigt und Messer und Ketten bei sich führt, habe ich das Recht mich zu verteidigen…

When someone insults me as Fascist or Nazi and attacks me with knifes and chains I have the right to defend myself…..

5.) Juden haben auch immer in Rom gelebt, wann kamen die ersten Pallis?

Jews lived in Rome for millennium. When did the Pal’s arrive?

http://roma.corriere.it/roma/notizie/cronaca/10_giugno_25/maxirissa-shalit-roma-1703264503920.shtml