The Palestinian campaign against Europe in the “Cartoon Affair” is escalating.
On Thursday, scores of armed Palestinians closed down EU headquarters in Gaza.
Anti-European feeling among the Palestinian public rose as rumors spread throughout the territories warning of an intention to burn the Koran at a demonstration in Denmark this Saturday.
Palestinian terror organizations warned that if the Koran was burned, they would attack Europeans in the territories, destroy their consulates and offices, and murder their diplomatic staff.
Support for the anti-European campaign is also coming from official Palestinian authorities.
The Ministry for Religious Affairs, whose leaders identify with Hamas, has instructed all imams to discuss the attacks on Muhammad in their Friday sermons in the mosques.
Mass demonstrations against Europe are expected Friday after mosque prayers.
See also Foreign Aid Workers, Journalists Leaving Gaza After Threats (AP/Khaleej Times-Dubai)
See also Muslim Activists in Jerusalem Target Danes – Khaled Abu Toameh (Jerusalem Post)
In eastern Jerusalem, Muslim activists distributed thousands of posters calling on residents to boycott Danish products, and painted the Danish flag on streets and sidewalks so that people could walk or drive over it.
See also German Kidnapped, Released in West Bank Over Prophet Cartoons – Ali Waked (Ynet News); Muslims in Indonesia Attack Danish Embassy (Reuters/Yahoo)
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