Photo of the Day: Nov. 20, 2012 (Bahraini MP Burns Israeli Flag)

Bahraini lawmaker Osama al-Tamimi burns Israeli flag Nov. 20 (Mepanorama.com)

As tensions in the Middle East continue to rise surrounding the ongoing skirmishes across the Gaza border, several news agencies reported that a member of parliament in Bahrain had staged his own protest, lighting an Israeli flag inside of parliament…

The provenance of the photographs that are making the rounds on the internet are unclear, as the image appears to have been uploaded by users to several Arabic language websites, but the intent of the act is pretty direct.  It’s a sign of the different circumstances in play during the present tensions that politicians are escalating rhetoric to dramatic protest.  al-Tamimi said that he had smuggled gasoline into the building according to the AP.

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