Palestinian protesters vandalize menorah monument in Nicaragua

Palestinians vandalized a monument styled as a menorah in the Nicaraguan capital city of Managua, in protest of Israel's military operation in the Gaza Strip, Israel Radio reported early on Thursday morning. The protesters waved a Palestinian flag where the menorah stood. "The monument on Jerusalem Avenue represents Zionism and the state of Israel, which is murdering Palestinians in Gaza," a Palestinian protester reportedly said. According to Israel Radio, some 5,000 Palestinians live in Managua.