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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2014 11:17 am

LOS ANGELES — Nobody was hurt when a federal officer fired a single shot while attempting to break up an altercation during a pro-Israel demonstration in Los Angeles, sheriff’s officials said.

The officer of the Federal Protective Service fired a weapon during the rally at the Federal Building in Westwood on Sunday, according to a sheriff’s statement. The FPS is the security police division of the Department of Homeland Security.

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  • William Finn posted at 1:18 pm on Mon, Jul 14, 2014.

    William Finn Posts: 1

    Please do not think LA's large pro-Israel rally was marred. For what it was - a hastily organized show of public support for Israel's Operation Protective Edge - it was amazing!! People were so well-behaved, polite and happy!

    The email notification told us not to engage the counter-demonstrators, and about 2,000 people cooperated. Pro-Israeli people greatly outnumbered the pro-Hamas people. There was hardly any strong expression of enmity.

    I saw only silence and respect between us and the pro-Hamas people, who walked through our demonstration to arrive at their small group, which gathered on one of the intersection corners.

    As I was leaving the demonstration, we were on a side street at a 4-way stop. Both directions of the road were occupied by pro-Hamas demonstrators in convoys of several cars and a big truck. There were moments of confusion. We all stopped. I felt some fear. Then the driver of the truck, in a gracious hand gesture, waved to us pro-Israelis that we should cross the road, while they politely waited.

    Please see our Los Angeles pro-Israel’s Operation Protective Edge supporters as we were for hours. We were standing together in solidarity with Israel, smiling, and making loud, happy sounds. “Am Yisrael Chai! (The People Israel Lives!).” Singing Hatikvah. Listening to speeches at the rally.

    Don’t let a thing of minor importance - a very minor incident after a long rally that injured no one - mar your image of Los Angeles’ rally in support of Israel’s Operation Protective Edge.

     

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