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The Netherlands

Families of hostages fly to The Hague in suit against Hamas

Around 100 representatives of family members of the kidnapped flew to the Netherlands to file an official complaint against Hamas and its leadership at the International Criminal Court.

Motion calling to ban ‘from the river to the sea’ slogan adopted in Dutch parliament

Dutch MP Diederik Van Dijk filed the motion because since the outbreak of the war between Israel and Hamas, “there has been a chilling increase in antisemitic incidents" in the Netherlands.

In 2023, the number of reports of antisemitic incidents doubled in the Netherlands

In 2022 there were 69 reports, last year there were 154. The largest increase was after the Hamas massacre in Israel.

Swastikas sprayed on Middelburg synagogue

The police began collecting records from security cameras in the area of the synagogue in order to identify and locate the suspects.

Dutch university reinstates Holocaust course canceled after pro-Palestinian lobbying

A Utrecht pro-Palestinian group, New Neighbors, claimed to have lobbied for the course to be canceled.

Hundreds march in The Hague displaying images of the Israeli hostages outside the ICJ

The demonstration also featured a long table set for a traditional Shabbat diner, it had one empty seat for every hostage still held in Gaza as a reminder of their absence.

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