EU will not add Hizbulla to terror list, anti-semitic attacks in Australia and Turkey

EU: No intent yet to add Hizbullah to terror list

Finnish Foreign Minister Erkki Tuomioja says, ‘Given the sensitive situation, I don’t think this is something we will be acting on now’

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The European Union does not intend to place Hizbullah on its list of terrorist organizations for the time being, EU President Finland said on Tuesday.

Australia: Jewish community center attacked
For second time in a week, Jewish institution attacked in Sydney when would-be arsonists target community center in city. Australian Jewish organizations: Incident related to conflict in Lebanon

An additional act of violence against a Jewish institution in Sydney, Australia: A Jewish community center in the Bondi neighborhood of the capital was damaged by unknown vandals. CEO of the New South Wales board of deputies, Vic Alhadeff, said that gasoline-soaked logs were thrown at the building, in an attempt to set it on fire.

Peddlers in Turkish bazaar attack two Israeli families. Families claim attack on them is result of Qana incident. ‘We feared for our lives,’ one Israeli says

Pursuant to situation in Lebanon, Israelis attacked in Turkey: Two Israeli families were attacked in a bazaar in the Turkish city of Absala, after peddlers discovered their nationality. Despite the massive altercation, the families were able to escape.

The families told that, at the beginning of their trip, they encountered friendly faces, but after the attack on Qana, everything changes. The day they were attack, Eyal Yakar, his family and another family, were wandering around a local Turkish bazaar. When they approached one of the stalls for shoes and bags, one of the peddlers turned to them and asked: Israel? When they answered in the affirmative, the commotion began.

The questioning peddler attacked Eyal will fists and began spitting on him and his family. In a matter of minutes, several other peddlers began yelling, swearing and spitting. “People left their stands and surrounded us, spitting and cursing,” Eyal narrated.

“People began to grab us. They yelled sweats in Turkish. The children began to cry. We feared for our lives and started to flee, walking quickly. We became worried because, despite the fact that we were leaving, they followed us. We got in a cab and escaped,” he recounted.

According to Eyal, it was the incident in Qana that affected Turkish treatment of the family. “After the bombardment of Qana, they changed, because, typically, they’re very pleasant. People on the bus also swore at us.”

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