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A man wearing a “Kaffiya” and carrying a Palestinian flag smashed the windows of a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam on Thursday morning. The man was screaming “Allah Akbar” as he smashed the windows – just hours after Trump announced that the US now recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Video footage of the incident show the man smashing the restaurant windows with a club and kicking them in. The footage from AT5 shows the man emerge from the restaurant with an Israeli flag.
As soon as he emerges from the store, two police officers overpowered him with pepper spray and arrested the 29-year-old male suspect.
‘We are disgusted,’ the Organization of Jewish Communities in The Netherlands said in a statement in response to the attack.
The attack was ‘an act of revenge, meant to instil fear, and is no less than an act of terror.’