Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets in Gaza, Samaria and Judea, storming European buildings, burning German and Danish flags and causing other destruction to protest cartoons they say insulted the Prophet Mohammed. The cartoons were first published in Denmark, and then in newspapers elsewhere in Europe in a show of solidarity with press freedoms. They have caused an uproar in the Arab world. A Hamas leader said that those involved in the cartoons should be put to death.
In Brussels, the European Union called on the Palestinian Authority to protect EU buildings from attack. "The Commission expects the Palestinian authorities to ensure that European premises are properly protected," the EU said.
Greek Orthodox Christians in Gaza joined Muslims in Gaza City to express solidarity. "We came to show that we are united, Muslims and Christians, and that we oppose assaulting our Christian brothers," said one gunman.
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