Who can understand the French?

It seems extraordinary that the French people should be so tremendously upset about the lethal attacks the Israeli Defense Forces are launching on Gaza.

Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 168 Palestinians dead. Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas.

The unrest continued early Sunday evening as police announced six arrests had been made. A small group tired to break into two synagogues in central Paris, a police source told AFP.

It’s remarkable that they feel such a close bond with the Palestinian People and their struggle. They don’t seem to be similarly concerned with the battle over water resources in California. I guess there are some mysteries we’ll never be able to understand.