Belgian activists use fake blood in airport protest against Israel


(JTA) — A Belgian feminist group poured fake blood on the floor of an airport in Liege to protest its belief that the airport was being used to transport arms to Israel.

Six women from the Liliths activist group emptied about 25 gallons of the red liquid onto the floor of the cargo airport on Aug. 26, the English-language RT news website reported Saturday.

Police detained the women, who were demonstrating on the same day that Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza agreed to an open-ended cease-fire following Israel’s seven-week military operation in the coastal strip.

The protesters wore T-shirts with the colors of the Palestinian flag and unfurled a banner that read, “How many tons of weapons for so many liters of blood?”

The airport said it would file a complaint, according to the French-language dhnet news website.

An airport spokeswoman told dhnet that no weapons pass through the airport.

“This is an unfounded rumor you hear every time there is a spike in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” the spokeswoman told the website.

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