Anti-Israel rallies in Paris, Madrid draw thousands, in anger over Rafah strike

Tens of thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Paris to protest against Israel’s military offensive in Gaza, pictures and video show.

The rally takes place in the Saint Augustin area of the French capital’s 8th district, not far from the Israeli embassy.

In a video, thousands can be heard chanting, “The whole world hates Israel.”

Protests are also reported in Madrid and Barcelona.

Protesters hold signs reading, ‘Boycott Israel, It worked with South-Africa,’ and use imagery comparing Israel to Nazis as they gather during a pro-Palestinian demonstration, in front of the Foreign Affairs ministry in Madrid, on May 27, 2024. (Thomas COEX / AFP)

European leaders have led a global outcry over an Israeli airstrike against two senior terrorists that triggered a fire killing 45 people in a tent camp in the Gazan city of Rafah, according to an unverified toll from Hamas-run health authorities.

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