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Lone pro-Palestine activist demonstrates in Amsterdam

December 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm

A Dutch activist has been demonstrating alone in Amsterdam for four and a half years to shed the light on Israeli aggression against Palestinians.

Simon Froufni holds his demonstrations every Sunday in Dam Square in the Dutch capital Amsterdam, Anadolu reported on Friday. Froufni told Anadolu that he has organised more than 500 demonstrations since he began, distributing flyers about the Israeli occupation to the many tourists who visit the Square.

In addition to shedding light on Israeli aggression against Palestinians, Froufni criticises the Dutch government for accusing pro-Palestine activities and organisations of being anti-Semitic. He stresses that his demonstration has nothing to do with anti-Semitism, but rather is a sign of respect for the Palestinians.

“The oppression practiced against the Palestinians is very regrettable,” he said, adding: “What is going on, mainly in Gaza, is brutal and we have to do anything to stop it.”

Froufni also noted that he was detained 15 times because of his response to the provocations of pro-Israeli activists, who have been harassing him for two years.

“One time, the court ruled that a former Israeli soldier who tore my coat must pay compensation to me,” he explained, stressing that he will not allow such attacks to stop him demonstrating.

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