Hundreds of Pro-Palestine demonstrators rallied in central Washington DC on Sunday, before marching to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference venue demanding a «Free Palestine!”
Several protesters can be seen facing off with counter protesters in heated exchanges, with one screaming at a counter protester who allegedly attempted to touch a Palestinian flag “you touch the... Еще flag over here in America, we are going to fuck you up. This is America, not Israel. This is America, not Israel. This is America, you won't get you're chance.”
Members of the anti-Zionist Orthodox Jew group Neturei Karta were also seen among the protesters.
Yisroel Dovid Weiss, spokesman for a minority branch of Neturei Karta, said: «In fact ironically Zionism and state of Israel causes death of Jews and simultaneously exacerbates anti-Semitism. How ironic is that, that because of their occupation which is not Judaism we as Jews are being killed and murdered.»
Inside the AIPAC conference, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called in to respond to US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders's comments on the AIPAC conference, which he reportedly called a platform for leaders who express bigotry and oppose basic Palestinian rights.
He said: “These libelous charges are outrageous and the best way to respond to that outrage is to do what you have done — by gathering in Washington today, in full force.»