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Protests at Dutch Holocaust museum as Israeli president visits



Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s attendance at the opening of a Holocaust museum in Amsterdam has sparked protests over Israel’s military operations in Gaza.

Activists calling for a ceasefire gathered in a square near the National Holocaust Museum.

Signs were seen reading “Jews against genocide”, and “The grandchild of a holocaust survivor says: Stop Gaza Holocaust.”

A smaller contingent of protesters waved Israeli flags.

The museum said it had invited Mr Herzog before the Hamas attack on 7 October, which led to Israel’s ground offensive in Gaza.

In a statement, it said it recognised Mr Herzog’s attendance raised questions, but added that he represented the homeland of Dutch Holocaust survivors who had emigrated to Israel.

Video by Jake Lapham and Ian Casey

Correction 18th March: The original version of this video published on the 10th March incorrectly quoted the President of Israel as calling for the release of “Jewish hostages” when he in fact called for the release of hostages in general. The video has been amended to reflect this.

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