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Monday, February 9, 2009

Israeli envoy 3rd shoe-hurling target

Sat, 07 Feb 2009 10:52:20 GMT      |     PressTV

Shoe-throwing has turned into a symbol of protest worldwide.
Iraqi protestors holding shoes demand the US forces to 
leave their country.
Israeli ambassador to Sweden was welcomed by a shoe at Stockholm University as angry audience condemned Tel Aviv for attacks on Gaza.

Benny Dagan was giving a speech at a seminar on Israel's elections and the Middle East situation this week when a shoe and books were thrown at him.

The protesters shouted 'murderers' before throwing the objects including books, condemning Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched a 23-day unilateral war against the Gaza Strip in December, which left almost 1,400 people killed and injured at least 5,450 others.

The envoy was not injured as the shoe only 'brushed' his leg and the books did not hit him, AP reported.

Two suspects were arrested following the incident but they were consequently released.

The Israeli envoy is the third target of shoe-hurling, as the move has turned into a symbol of protest worldwide.

In December, Muntadhar al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist threw a pair of shoes at George Bush at a press conference in Baghdad.

The second shoe victim was the Chinese Prime Minister Wen Jiabao when he was making a speech at the Cambridge University on Monday. 

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