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Un heated alternate. In entrance of Sciences Po Paris, whereas round 100 pro-Palestinian college students gathered once more, the top of the European listing Les Républicains François-Xavier Bellamy was, to say the least, poorly acquired by the gang, beneath cries of “UMP cleared ! » and “Siamo tutti antifascisti”, this Tuesday, May 7.

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On the event of this shock go to, he was additionally taken to job by the deputy of La France insoumise Louis Boyard, the latter accusing him of supporting “a genocide”. Accusing one another of “political opportunism”, the tone rose rapidly and loudly between the 2 males. “Calm down, tone it down, you turn red and I become embarrassed,” smiles Louis Boyard, reducing off François-Xavier Bellamy.

“We are talking about international law. War crimes are extremely serious in international law and what you are doing is horrible, sir,” says Louis Boyard. “So the Israeli civilians, the children, the women, were they belligerents? Were they soldiers who could be attacked? It's monstrous what you're doing. History will remember what you did as an act of collaboration with the worst criminals,” replied François-Xavier Bellamy, who added: “Talking about genocide when we talk about Israel is obviously a way of raising awareness. anti-Semitism which strikes in our country as it has never struck before, which strikes at Sciences Po and which you have not denounced. »

“When you are in the European Parliament, it is important to know international law,” mentioned Louis Boyard, who thus justifies the usage of the time period “genocide”. “You have no lessons to teach me about international law,” replied the LR MEP.

“I can no longer stand our universities being taken hostage”

As reported by CNews, François-Xavier Bellamy deplored the blockages of faculties and universities within the identify of assist for Palestine. “Political debate is free and open provided that it does not block and prevent those who work. I can no longer stand our universities being held hostage,” he declared.

He claims to have been invited to the demonstration by younger non-strikers to “carry out the voice of students who do not want to see Sciences Po reduced to this permanent exploitation”. “We came to say that Sciences Po and our French universities do not belong to the extreme left,” added the MEP candidate for re-election, denouncing “anti-Semitism” which quantities to “denying Israel’s right to defend yourself” and calling Sciences Po “the pharmacy of La France insoumise”.

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