Palestinian slashes himself at Malaysia anti-Israel rally

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
June 1, 2010 13:50

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A Palestinian man slashed himself with a box cutter outside the US Embassy in Malaysia on Tuesday at a protest against Israel's attack on a Gaza aid flotilla.

Some 500 people demonstrated outside the American Embassy in this Muslim-majority nation, waving banners that read "Save Gaza" and "Stop the Israeli crimes in Gaza," and shouting "Long live Palestine."

They demanded the Unites States act against its ally Israel, and condemned Israel's attack Monday on an aid ship that tried to breach its blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"It was an act of terrorism on the part of Israel, a barbaric act done by uncivilized and inhumane people," a protest memo by Muslim activist groups handed to an embassy official said.


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