World nations hold rallies against Gaza onslaught

World nations hold rallies against Gaza onslaught
Sun Aug 10, 2014 11:48:53

Thousands of people around the world have staged rallies to condemn Israeli military strikes against Palestinians in the besieged Gaza enclave.

On Saturday, pro-Palestinian activists poured to the streets of New York City to condemn the Israeli assaults against Gazans. The protesters lined Manhattan streets and then marched at the United Nations headquarters.

The activists chanted “Free, free Palestine!” and “Occupation is a crime!”

“What they’re doing is wrong,” a demonstrator said referring to the Israelis. “I’m here to protest what’s going on in Gaza. What’s going on is wrong — bad things like killing children.”

A protest rally was also held in Tel Aviv on Saturday against Israel’s ongoing offensive on the besieged Gaza Strip. The demonstration was held despite a police ban on gatherings. The protesters called for an end to the bloodshed in Gaza, urging the Israeli authorities to lift the years-long blockade of the impoverished region.

The protesters slammed the United States for throwing its weight behind the Tel Aviv regime in the offensive on Gaza.

Hundreds of people in Chile and Mexico also took to the streets of their countries’ capitals on Saturday to rally against the ongoing Israeli military operations in the Gaza Strip.

In Chile’s capital, Santiago, protesters banged on drums, waved flags and carried banners in support of Gaza residents. Protesters also called on the Chilean government to cut diplomatic ties with Israel.

Protesters in Mexico City also rallied in support of Palestinians, urging the Israeli regime to stop its offensive in Gaza.

More than 1,900 people, including women and children, have been killed and nearly 10,000 others injured by the Israeli regime’s war on Gaza, which began on July 8.


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