One thing has been clear for a long time, Jews are not welcome in France with its massive Muslim population.

PARIS — Clashes erupted in Paris on Sunday as thousands of people protested against Israel and in support of residents in the Gaza Strip, where a six-day conflict has left 166 Palestinians dead.

Several thousand demonstrators walked calmly through the streets of Paris behind a large banner that read “Total Support for the Struggle of the Palestinian People”.

But clashes erupted at the end of the march on Bastille Square, with people throwing projectiles onto a cordon of police who responded with tear gas. The unrest was continuing early Sunday evening.

Media reports said that hundreds of Jews were trapped inside a synagogue in the area and police units were sent to rescue them.

A person in the synagogue told Israel’s Channel 2 news that protesters hurled stones and bricks at the building, “like it was an intifada.”

The people were able to exit the synagogue at about 9 p.m., according to a picture posted to Twitter by the French Jewish Defense League, a far-right group.

A second synagogue was also attacked.

Six protesters were arrested, police said.

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Update (Nickarama):

Here’s video from the inside of the synagogue. The voice on the video, says “Damn, where are the police? Shit!”

HT: MM