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From Berlin To Paris, Gaza Support Seethes With Anti-Semitism

Protests over the weekend in major European cities to support the people of Gaza were fertile ground for a growing movement of anti-Semitism.

July 19 clashes between anti-riot police and pro-Palestinian protesters in Paris.
July 19 clashes between anti-riot police and pro-Palestinian protesters in Paris.
Filipp Piatov

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For my birthday, my parents gave me a chain with a Star of David pendant. I wear it often and sometimes people ask me about it. But it’s only a pendant, like those that many people wear. It’s not a sign of belief in or total adherence to anything, just a little piece of identity.

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Firefighters work to put out the fire in a mall hit by a Russian missile strike

Shaun Lavelle, Anna Akage and Emma Albright

Officials fear the death toll will continue to climb after two Russian missiles hit the Armstor shopping center in the central Ukrainian city of Kramenchuk. According to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, more than 1,000 people were inside the mall Monday at the time of the attack.

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For the moment, the death toll is at 18 with 36 people missing and at least 59 injured, reported a regional official on Tuesday. The search and rescue operations continue under the rubble.

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