Protesters against Gaza op heckle Israeli ambassador at Holocaust ceremony in Poland
Protesters against Israel's operation in Gaza on Wednesday night disrupted a ceremony in Poznan, Poland, attended by the country's Israeli ambassador, David Peleg, to honor people who saved Jews during the Holocaust.
Police were called to the scene and made several arrests.
Peleg was scheduled to speak at a ceremony honoring a number of people considered "righteous among the nations," for their efforts to save Jews during the Holocaust.
The conflict began when protesters, apparently anarchists, stood up and waved banners reading "stop the slaughter," after which an Israeli-Polish radio broadcaster confronted them. An altercation among several of the attendees in the auditorium broke out and police made a number of arrests.
Peleg was not involved in the altercation and was unhurt. He told Haaretz, "I remained seated on the stage and waited for the commotion to end. At no point did I feel threatened."