Palestinians burn American flag, chant ‘Allahu Akbar’ to welcome Obama

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President Barack Obama’s Mideast trip not turning out to be the rip-roaring success he’d hoped it would be. During a joint press conference Wednesday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Barack Obama reaffirmed the “unbreakable bonds” between Israel and the U.S.

This apparently didn’t set too well with Palestinians in Gaza. Protesters there ripped and burned the American flag as they chanted “Allahu Akbar.” They marched in the streets carrying signs and banners proclaiming “Your bulldozers demolish Palestinian homes, Obama.”

On Thursday, the president visited the West Bank and met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and compared Israeli-Palestinian differences to those between the U.S. and Canada.


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