Sunday, January 11, 2009

Crowd tries to attack U.S. consulate in Pakistan - Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

 

Crowd tries to attack U.S. consulate in Pakistan

Thousands demonstrate worldwide against the Israeli offensive in Gaza

Image: Pakistani paramilitary troops stand guard at a road leading to U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan

updated 11:36 a.m. CT, Sun., Jan. 11, 2009

KARACHI, Pakistan - Security forces used tear gas and batons to repel anti-Israel protesters who tried to attack a U.S. consulate in Pakistan on Sunday, as tens of thousands of people demonstrated worldwide against Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched its campaign in Gaza on Dec. 27 to stop rocket fire from the militant Palestinian group Hamas. Gaza health officials say nearly 870 Palestinians have been killed, roughly half of them civilians. Thirteen Israelis have also died.

Tens of thousands of angry demonstrators protested Sunday across the Arab world, in Europe and Asia.

Crowd tries to attack U.S. consulate in Pakistan - Israel-Palestinians- msnbc.com

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