The irony here is fascinating. A group of anti-Israel protesters were sent scattering as alarms went off in Jerusalem indicating a missile attack. The rocket of course was launched by Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement. Fortunately for these anti-Israel protesters, the missile missed them, landing instead in an olive grove.
A rocket fired from Gaza struck an olive grove near Jerusalem on Tuesday, an AFP correspondent and witnesses said, shortly before the UN chief arrived for talks on ending the Gaza crisis.
The attack was claimed by the armed wing of Gaza’s ruling Hamas movement, in the second such attempt to target Jerusalem in five days.
A loud explosion could be heard in southern Jerusalem shortly after air raid sirens sounded, with police and the army confirming a rocket had landed in an open area in the West Bank.
In Jerusalem, the sirens sparked panic, with cars screeching to a halt and people dashing for cover in the shadow of buildings, or crouching beside stationary vehicles, an AFP correspondent said.
But group of about 200 Palestinians demonstrating outside the Hebrew University against Israel’s ongoing bombing campaign over Gaza, now in its seventh day, started chanting: “Go for it, Gaza!”
Well, Gaza once again went for it with this rocket launch, but these particular protesters weren’t so brazen with their comments once the rocket started heading in their direction.
Here’s a video appropriately titled, Anti israeli protesters run like rats when there’s a missile alarm.