Pro-Palestinian agitators and pro-Israel demonstrators brawled outside of a documentary screening of the October 7 terrorist attack at the Holocaust Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles Wednesday evening,
The screening of “Bearing Witness,” reportedly organized by Israeli actress Gal Gadot, featured uncensored images and videos of the Hamas terrorists’ atrocities against civilians living in Southern Israel.
Left-wing pro-Palestinian agitators tried to pressure the museum to cancel the screening, arguing that it was “genocidal propaganda.”
Around 200 people attended the screening, which reportedly had a heavy security presence.
Video footage captured by ABC7 shows the two sides “clashing” across the street from the venue. Police used pepper spray to break up the two groups. Several people were seen being detained, but it was unclear whether they were arrested.
🚨 Pro-Palestinian protesters physically attacked attendees & Israel supporters at an LA screening of a documentary that shows raw footage of the atrocities of the 7th Oct #Hamas massacre.
They attacked Jews outside the Museum of Tolerance in LA.
Let that sink in. pic.twitter.com/HkAtCeJiCA
— Consul General Idit Shamir (@ShamirIdit) November 9, 2023
Anti-Israel protesters are physically attacking Jews attending a screening of the Oct. 7th Hamas Massacre organized by actress Gal Gadot at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles.
— Visegrád 24 (@visegrad24) November 9, 2023
An official with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, and Hollywood executives were among those reported to have attended the event.
The 43-minute film allegedly features “extremely graphic and violent” video footage “documenting the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7th, 2023.”
The film reportedly includes footage shot by members of Hamas. It may also include footage shot by corporate media stringers in Gaza, as well. In a shocking report on Wednesday, Honest Reporting revealed that “Hamas terrorists were not the only ones who documented the war crimes” on October 7.
Important expose by @honestreporting: Photographers working for AP, CNN, NYT, and Reuters were EMBEDDED with Hamas on 10/7 and accompanied the terrorist group into Israel. They knew the attack was coming, and participated in it.https://t.co/HXVLHj0m6X
— Noah Pollak (@NoahPollak) November 8, 2023
Some of the atrocities “were captured by Gaza-based photojournalists working for the Associated Press and Reuters news agencies,” HR reported, adding, the early morning presence of MSM journalists “at the breached border area raises serious ethical questions.”
The Muslim photojournalists who embedded with the terrorists also freelance for other media, including CNN and The New York Times, according to the report.
In response to the report, Israeli Knesset Minister Danny Danon said that Israel had a list of people it would “eliminate” for participating in the raid.
“The ‘photojournalists’ who took part in recording the assault will be added to that list,” he wrote on X.
Israeli officials claimed that the photographers must have had advance knowledge of the raid in order to take the photos, but provided no evidence to support this allegation.
Israel’s internal security agency will eliminate all participants of the October 7 Hamas massacre of Jews—including the photographers who documented the attack.
The location of the screening of Bearing Witness was shared online ahead of time, “necessitating an FBI advance team,” Newsweek reported.
On the night of the screening there was a heavy police presence, with several LAPD officers stationed outside the museum’s theater, on the surrounding streets and in a helicopter.
The far-left, Los Angeles-based J-Town Action and Solidarity, which describes itself as a “grassroots collective dedicated to revolutionary organizing [and] building community power in Little Tokyo,” shared the location of the screening ahead of time.
“So anyways, it would be a shame if folks happened to be congregating at the below address this Wednesday evening (11/8),” the group posted on X Monday. The group included the address of the venue in its post.
On Tuesday, the group called for the screening to be canceled.
“Flood the @musoftolerance lines & demand that they + @GalGadot prioritize safety over pushing propaganda for the genocidal IOF,” the leftists wrote. “As we’ve always known, every Zionist accusation is projection.”
“We must demand that the @musoftolerance & @GalGadot cancel this event for EVERYONE’S safety,” the group said. “FLOOD THEIR LINES!!”
Later Tuesday, when the museum didn’t back down despite its organized pressure campaign, J-Town Action and Solidarity posted: “The @musoftolerance is doubling down, determined to push their genocidal IOF propaganda. They know that bringing in even more IOF-trained LAPD & FBI officers does not equal public safety, just more violence. There’s no excuse. This event must be cancelled. KEEP CALLING!”
Another antifa group called “Lavender Guard LA” openly advertised that it planned to “disrupt” the event.
For optical reasons, the leftists called on Jewish comrades to come protest in front of the holocaust museum.
According to the Los Angeles Times, liberal Jews were among those protesting against the screening of the film.
Since the Oct. 7 attack, Israeli-born Wonder Woman star Gadot has frequently shown support for the people of Israel and the hostages on social media.
In a post on Instagram, she posted a photo of the Star of David, accompanied by the statement: “I stand with Israel.”
Gadot was reportedly not in attendance at the Los Angeles screening Wednesday, although her film producer husband Yaron Varsano was.