Madrid protesters attack Israeli businessmen


(JTA) — Several Israeli businessmen were attacked by pro-Palestinian protesters at a conference at a Madrid university.

One of the Israelis was injured Monday at the start of the Spain-Israel Chamber of Commerce’s conference at Autonomous University.

About 200 students threw stones at the Israelis, chanted "Murderers" and broke the window of the police car in which they took refuge, according to reports.

The students were protesting the deaths of nine activists on a Gaza-bound flotilla that was intercepted by Israeli naval commandos.

Following the violence, the university called off the conference.

Police said most of the rioters were Muslim, Ynet reported. No arrests have been made in the assaults.

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