People in different countries across the world took to the streets this weekend to Support Palestinians in Gaza and condemn Israel’s growing violence and bloodshed there.
This weekend , hundreds of thousands of people in different countries across the world took the streets and protested against Israel’s growing violence in Gaza. Protestors demanded an immediate end to Israel’s bombardment and heavy embargo on Gaza after nearly two weeks of intense air and artillery strikes that have killed more than 4,000 Palestinian men, women, and children.
In Jordan, for example, more than 6,000 protesters marched in the center of the capital while thousands more rallied near the Israeli embassy to show their discontent of what Israel is doing in Gaza.
Protesters also voiced support for Hamas, urging it to attack Israel with rocket strikes and suicide bombings if the latter insists on continuing its airstrikes against people in Gaza. Some protestors even addressed the Palestinian group with the chant: “We are your army.” Jordan made peace with Israel in 1994, but much of the population in this Arab country has Palestinian heritage.
Likewise, thousands of demonstrators also gathered in the capital city of Egypt, a country that has long had full diplomatic relations with Israel, demanding an end to Israel’s constant and heavy airstrikes against people in Gaza. Standing at the al-Azhar Mosque, one of the oldest in the world, thousands of demonstrators chanted “Where is the Arab army?”, while others gathered at the central Tahrir Square.
In Morocco, a country which consented to normalize its relations with Israel in 202o in the form of the Abraham Accord, hundreds of people marched, protesting against Israel’s Gaza campaign in recent days. Others demonstrated in front of the U.S. embassy in Morocco.
Londoners also joined pro-Palestinian demonstrators in their thousands
Tens of thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators also took to the streets in central London on Saturday to protest against Israel’s military operations inside Gaza. According to estimations by the British police, more than 100,000 Londoners took part in the anti-Israeli rally that started near the city’s largest central park and continued down to Whitehall, close to the Parliament and the Downing Street residence of Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Turkey was also scene to massive demonstrations against Israel. Protests supporting Palestine in this Muslim country started on Friday after prayers. Gathering mostly n the capital city of Istanbul, protesters chanted against Israel and in support for Palestinians, demanding an end to the Israeli military operations in besieged Gaza.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Israel on Friday against a seemingly imminent ground invasion of Gaza as Israeli diplomats were evacuated from Turkey amid ongoing anti-Israel protests across the country.
“I reiterate our call on the Israeli government to never expand the scope of its attacks against civilians and to immediately cease its operations that amount to genocide,” Erdogan wrote on Twitter, recently known as X.
Last but not least, hundreds of Iraqi protesters also gathered at the western Trebil border crossing near Jordan in a demonstration to show their discontent to Israel’s ceaseless and violent airstrikes against people in Gaza. Malaysia. Indonesia, and South Korea were also scene to massive pro-Palestinian demonstrations.