“Yesterday, the call in Arabic and Dutch was for ‘dirty Jews from the sewers to be killed,’” Samuels told Jewish paper the Algemeiner, a day after the second protest.
“This rally had little to do with Gaza solidarity. It was unambiguously targeted against Jews, but also according to the Dutch press sought to lynch journalists, who were pulled to safety by the police, otherwise serving as silent spectators.”
Doctor Samuels had initially pleaded to the Mayor of the Hague, Mayor Jozias van Aartsen, to undertake preventative measures to stifle the protest to no success.
“The Dutch people today, sadly, face two forms of terrorism”, the letter reads. “The first from those who brought down the Malaysian aircraft over Ukraine. The second from the potential danger at home from ISIS,” Samuels wrote.
“Mr. Mayor, you can stop the second, if you wish. If you do not, you will share responsibility for the consequence.”
Samuels presented video footage of the rally, which shows a crowd larger than 50, waving ISIS flags and yelling “Maut al-Yahud’ (Death to the Jews)”.