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Watch: Pro-Hamas Protesters Were Marching In NYC. What Happened Next Was Completely Epic

World  (tags: Israel, Hamas, rally, New York, near-riot, demonstrations )

- 1799 days ago -
Recently, an anti-Israel rally formed in New York City's Diamond District, stomping throughout the area and disrupting the traffic and local businesses. What took place in response to this near-riot is fairly astounding.


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Gillian M (218)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 3:49 pm
Public opinion on the battle between Israel and Hamas range from one extreme to the other. It’s almost impossible to discern which side is more favorable in America’s eyes.

Recently, an anti-Israel rally formed in New York City’s Diamond District, stomping throughout the area and disrupting the traffic and local businesses. What took place in response to this near-riot is fairly astounding.

I don’t think the cops knew what to make of this.

This video is thoroughly described within the YouTube clip as the events unfold:

On July 25, 2014, a group of anti-Israel protesters targeted Jewish-owned businesses in what they call a “direct action.” Eventually, they arrived at the usually quiet Diamond District on 47th Street between 5th and 6th avenues.

The anti-Israel zealots screamed and blocked traffic as they made their way down the street.

They yelled, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” In other words, they called for eliminating Israel.

They chanted, “Resistance is justified, when people are occupied!” This means “Use violence as long as Israel exists!”

Store owners emerged from their business to see the commotion.

The anti-Zionists became increasingly frenzied… screaming for “intifada” which is a call to war-like violence so long as Israel exists.

“Intifada, intifada!”

“Free, free Palestine!”

“Intifada, intifada!”

And they screamed, “Free, free Palestine…” over and over… and over and over.

And then something striking happened…

Chants of “Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!” emerged.

Some business owners closed their stores to demonstrate for Israel. More and more people joined. Spontaneously, a counter-protest erupted to show solidarity with the Jewish State.

From every direction, Zionists poured out onto the street.

“Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el! Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!

The “Free Palestine” zealots were left looking dazed and confused. Their voices out of unison.

Stray voices yelling, “Allahu Akbar.” But their hateful and violent messages were drowned out by… “Is-ra-el, Is-ra-el!”

Songs celebrating Israel broke out. Chants denouncing barbarism, “Ha-mas ter-ror-ists!”

“Israel wants peace!”

The crowd of Israel supporters kept growing. Chants of “I-D-F!” rose up to support the Israel Defense Forces. And everyone sang…

New York loves Israel… and the anti-Israel fanatics learned a valuable lesson…

Don’t mess with the Diamond District.
So what was intended to be a rally against Israel quickly escalated to a proud stand in full support of Israel. What started out as a grim, hateful protest became a joyous occasion with pro-Israel champions singing and dancing out of love for the Jewish State.

Well, that’s certainly one way to counter a spiteful demonstration.

Wilde T (10)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:01 pm
Hating war as a tactic is not necessarily hating people. Hating people as a tactic does not make peace. Hating innocents killed by any means does not necessarily mean hating people. Their are voices for peace that side with humanity on all sides..

Stan B (123)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 5:11 pm
What a classic! Made my day, thanks.

Miriam E (18)
Sunday August 10, 2014, 11:30 pm

ALLEN G (19)
Monday August 11, 2014, 3:24 am

Wolfgang W (228)
Monday August 11, 2014, 12:45 pm
It is Israel who oocupies Palestine, not the other way round.

. (0)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 5:21 am
Enjoyed it-thanks!

Vlasta M (7)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 6:31 am
Unfortunately, the supporters of Hamas in America have not learned anything except not to go where people will dare to challenge their inane statements suppporting terrorism and war. The root cause of terrorism and violence around the world nowadays is totalitarian ideology of Islam ITSELF (, and therefore new terrorsits are sprining up every day, who had learned to hate all non-Muslims by memorizing Koran and Hadith. Hamas and Fatah teach their children that the goal in life is to die as a "martyr" while murdering Israelis and Americans, because such "matrydom" will ensure them and their families a fast track to Muslim Paradise with 72 virgings and 12 prepubescent boys "to do ith them as they please".

Other totalitarian supremacist ideologies, Communism, Fazcism and Nazism have been defeated because people finally recognized taht they are not suitable for good human life. Islam ITSELF is not compatible with US Constituion and Unmiversal Declaration of Human Rights, and therefore does not belong to any society tthat respecst liberty, justice and human rights. Just watch what is now happenikng to Christians who had remeined in Muslim Majority COuntries, such as Syria, Iraq, Pakeistan...Those attrocitiea came as a result of following the founder of Islam, Mohamed who was a pedophile, polygamist, rapist, looter and murderer who in any decent society would be convicted for his creimes agaisnt humanity and not emulated by 1,640 millions of Mujslims worldwide as "the most perfect human bring who ever lived" and their "beloved prophet".

fly bird (26)
Tuesday August 12, 2014, 8:58 pm
Women and children first.
HMS Birkenhead sank off the coast of South Africa on 26th February 1852. This incident is widely believed to be the origin of the phrase women and children first. The ship was carrying 480 British troops and about 26 women and children. When the ship foundered the soldiers' commander Colonel Seton told them to 'Stand fast!' and allow the women and children to make use of the few lifeboats. Most of the soldiers and sailors on board were drowned or eaten by sharks, but all the women and children survived. The women and children first ethos was later called the 'Birkenhead Drill' and was celebrated in verse by Rudyard Kipling in his moral boosting work Soldier an’ Sailor Too:

To take your chance in the thick of a rush, with firing all about,
Is nothing so bad when you've cover to 'and, an' leave an' likin’ to shout;
But to stand an’ be still to the Birken’ead drill is a damn tough bullet to chew,
An’ they done it, the Jollies - 'Er Majesty’s Jollies - soldier an' sailor too!
Their work was done when it 'adn’t begun; they was younger nor me an' you;
Their choice it was plain between drownin' in 'eaps an' bein' mopped by the screw,
So they stood an' was still to the Birken'ead drill, soldier an' sailor too!

There's no reason to doubt that the events on HMS Birkenhead were the origin of the women and children first practise. It seems that the phrase wasn't used until later though. It doesn't appear in any of the contemporary reports of the wreck. Something very close is cited in reference to a later wreck - that of the Central America, which went down on a voyage to New York in 1857. This reference is from the magazine Godey's Lady's Book, December 1857:

"Captain Herndon's first order, 'Save the women and children!' was the test of this Christian heroism... Every man on board that doomed ship knew the captain was acting rightly."

The first use of the precise phrase is from a work of fiction - W. D. O'Connor's Harrington, 1860:

"Back from the boats... The first man that touches a boat I'll brain. Women and children first, men."

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