A video, believed to be from 2008, has emerged showing pro-Palestinian militants issuing a threat to owners of the Bataclan theatre for hosting pro-Israel events.
The theatre in Paris, where at least 89 people were killed by terrorists on Friday, was warned by the extremists that “Next time we won’t be coming here to talk.”
The gang of about 10 men, all hiding their faces with Arab balaclavas, recorded themselves demanding to speak to the management before threatening door staff, saying: “You will pay the consequences of your actions.
“We came here to pass along a small message. Be warned. Next time we won’t be coming here to talk.”
The disturbing clip begins by focusing on the Le Bataclan sign before one of the group approaches the door staff and goes on a three-minute rant about their fury over the venue hosting “galas to raise fund for the Israeli army” adding “and we can’t continue to accept that”.
According to the Telegraph, it is understood that the Bataclan hosted an annual fundraising gala of the French Jewish Migdal, a non-profit group for the Israeli border police, between 2006 and 2009.
In the footage, one of the masked men says, “It has been four years now that evening galas are held here to raise fund for the Israeli army .
“We are youth from several districts in the suburbs of Paris and we support the Palestinian people.
“Many people in the neighbourhoods start to crack because of this provocation.
“We are clear, determined. And we don’t this gala to be held. We will have the means to meet the director in order to give them this message directly.”
The group then walk away from the front entrance before the same man speaks directly into the camera before delivering a warning:
“We went to the Bataclan with a small squad, to pass a very clear message to the Bataclan owners, who host once again this year a gala to raise fund for the Israeli army and the Malgav.
“This is a provocation that has gone on for a number of years.
“And many youths in our neighbourhoods want to react. Because only the associations have reacted a little bit.
“Our message is for the Bataclan owners – you will be held responsible for your actions.
“This message is also for the organisers, the Migdal.
“This pro-Israeli organization is racist and Islamophobic, insulting all the time Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. You will pay for your actions.
“That’s very serious what you’re doing. And this is a message for all those who are preoccupied by the implications of these provocations.
“You must know that things are moving in our neighbourhoods. And things are getting hot.
“The next time, we won’t be here to talk.”
According to the Telegraph, French police are understood to have been made aware of the incident and at least one other threat against the venue.
Other threats against the Bataclan
Meanwhile, according to Times of Israel, the French publication Le Point quotes a member of extremist group Army of Islam, who told French authorities in 2011, “We had planned an attack against the Bataclan because its owners are Jews.”
The venue is also a target of anti-Zionist protests, due to its support for Israel. The band playing had performed in Tel Aviv’s Barby club in July.
During a visit to the concert hall in the early hours of Saturday morning, president François Hollande, said the country will be “merciless” against those who have attacked them.
He denounced the terror attacks that killed at least 127 people in Paris as an “act of war” and blamed the Islamic State terror group for the carnage.
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