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Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesians Protest Gaza Offensive At U.S. Embassy

Published on: November 21, 2012 09:23 AM
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An Indonesian student protester throws a traffic cone at riot police in a brief clash during a protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov.21, 2012. (AP Photo)An Indonesian student protester throws a traffic cone at riot police in a brief clash during a protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov.21, 2012. (AP Photo)

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesian police have fired tear gas to push back nearly 200 protesters at the U.S. Embassy in the capital angry over Israel’s offensive against Palestinian militants in Gaza.

Members of the Islamic Student Association rallied Wednesday in front of the embassy in Jakarta, waving Palestinian flags and holding banners that read: “Save Palestine from Israel, the terrorist.”

Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto said protesters hurled rocks and eggs outside the embassy, forcing the anti-riot squad to fire tear gas to disperse the crowd. Twelve students were detained for questioning. No injuries were reported.

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The weeklong Israeli offensive against militants in Gaza has killed more than 130 Palestinians. Militant rocket fire into Israel has killed five Israelis.

Indonesia, the world’s most populous Muslim nation, is a strong supporter of the Palestinians.

A police officer fires his tear gas launcher in a brief clash with students during a protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov.21, 2012. (AP Photo)A police officer fires his tear gas launcher in a brief clash with students during a protest against Israel's attack on Gaza, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Nov.21, 2012. (AP Photo)

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 09:40 AM flabergasted Says:

Might be time for another tzunami.

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 09:52 AM ChachoMoe Says:

Its amazing to see how well these Islamists have brainwashed all, with all issues going on in Indonesia, Syria and Sudan,etc. all they care for is Palestin.. mind boggling how the Mufti suceeded in incorporating Palistine into part of Islam.where is the outcry against Jordan who butchered more Palis in a day (Black Sept) than Israel will ever!

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 10:16 AM victorg Says:

It still perplexes me what exactly these people are thinking. Do they really expect us to sit back and be bombed?

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 Nov 21, 2012 at 12:29 PM Anonymous Says:

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victorg Says:

It still perplexes me what exactly these people are thinking. Do they really expect us to sit back and be bombed?

Yes. Instead of saying save the Palestinians from Israel, it should have said, save the arabs in Aza from Hamas and save the arabs on the west bank from their Own "brothers"

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