December 1, 2023

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Attack on Hospital in Gaza Strip Protests Around the World | Demonstrations in defense of Palestine were centered in the Middle East

Attack on Hospital in Gaza Strip Protests Around the World |  Demonstrations in defense of Palestine were centered in the Middle East

In various parts of the world, but especially in the Middle East, This Wednesday Demonstrations were recorded against the bombing of Al Ahli Hospital In defense of the Gaza Strip and Palestine. Massive demonstrations in some cases, such as Yemen, Tunisia or Jordan, criticized both Israel’s war actions and the absolute security of Europe and the United States. This protest spread to England, Greece, Germany, America, Canada and other countries.

HamasThe Palestinian Authority, which controls the territory, It blames Israel for the attack. The Israeli army has denied the allegations and reports that the rocket launch failed for the bomber Islamic JihadHamas’s ally described the report as “false”.

“Serial Murders”

In the United States, about 400 Jewish protesters from the peace movement, including 25 rabbis, They gathered inside a capitol building in Washington, to protest the war and protect the people of the Gaza Strip. Hundreds were arrested. Thousands more protested in front of the Assembly building.

Around the Israeli Embassy in Amman, About 5,000 Jordanians demanded the evacuation of the Israeli embassy. After the attack. Security forces blocked the roads leading to the embassy. However, the demonstration intensified in the face of street anger in Jordan, which hosts the largest number of Palestinian refugees.

In Tunisia, thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters gathered in front of the French embassy., condemning Western support for Israel. Some carried Palestinian flags, while others demanded the expulsion of the ambassador, accusing France of being part of the “Western allies of the Zionists”.

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It contains Lebanon Hundreds of people participated in it The call was made by Hezbollah in its stronghold in the southern suburbs of Beirut, waving Palestinian and Shia party flags. “What is happening in Gaza is not a conflict or a war, but a series of massacres,” declared Hashem Safidine, a senior official of the movement.

Since October 8, Hezbollah has been exchanging attacks with Israel along the border between the two countries, and fears are growing in Lebanon that the war could spill over into its territory. In DamascusSyrian capital, Hundreds of people gathered near ParliamentMany of them are wearing t-shirts bearing the image of President Bashar al-Assad. Thousands of Egyptians also demonstrated in various cities.

In other Muslim countries Turkey will declare three days of national mourning For the attack on the Gaza hospital. “The three-day mourning comes as a sign of solidarity for the pain of these innocents,” said Omar Celik, a spokesman for President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP). At least 63 people were injured and five arrested in Wednesday’s anti-Israel protests. And the UA 65-year-old protester died of a heart attack in Istanbul.

In Iran, President Ibrahim Raisi accused the United States of complicity in Israel’s crimes.. “The bombs falling on the people of Gaza are Americans. The world considers America complicit in the crimes of the Zionist regime,” Raisi declared before thousands of protesters gathered in a square in Tehran.

In Yemen, the marches were largely in areas controlled by Houthi rebels, who have shown their support not only for the Palestinian people, who have been under attack since the start of the war in Gaza, but also for Islamist groups such as Hamas and Islamic Jihad. There he marched under the slogan “Death to America, Death to Israel” and the flags of both countries were trampled and burned.

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Protests in Europe and America

Hundreds of people gathered around Downing Street on Wednesday, site of British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak’s official residence, protesting the attack on Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza. Carrying Palestinian flags and banners reading “Palestine will be free”, people braved the afternoon rain in London to observe a three-minute silence for those killed in the attack.

In several German cities, hundreds of people took to the streets to denounce the attack on the hospital. in Berlin Police said Two Molotov cocktails were thrown into a synagogue, although no injuries or damages were reported. Many Spanish cities such as Madrid, Seville and Girona expressed their solidarity with Palestine with different demonstrations.

Around 10,000 people gathered in central Syntagma Square in Athens, Greece, before marching on the Israeli embassy, ​​demanding “freedom for Palestine” in front of the parliament. “There is only one right side to history and we are with Palestine until independence,” chanted the protesters, many of them carrying Palestinian flags.

In Lisbon, Portugal, hundreds of people demanded an end to the “occupation” of the Gaza Strip. and to protect the rights of the Palestinian people. Not far away, in the United States, major cities such as New York and Washington staged spontaneous protests. In an unprecedented event, about 400 American Jews, including 25 rabbis, protested inside the Capitol demanding that lawmakers call for a cease-fire.

Thousands of people gathered in front of the Israeli consulate in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday night to protest the bombing of a hospital and show their support for the Palestinian people. Hundreds did the same in front of the Palestinian embassy in Bogotá and in the Puerto Rican city of San Juan.

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