Sun. May 26th, 2024
alert-–-pro-palestinian-protests-break-out-across-the-world-demanding-an-end-to-onslaught-on-gaza-as-israel-prepares-for-full-scale-invasionAlert – Pro-Palestinian protests break out across the world demanding an end to onslaught on Gaza as Israel prepares for full-scale invasion

Pro-Palestinian protests have broken out across the world, with demonstrators in Turkey, Indonesia, France, Malaysia, Sweden, and Kyrgyzstan demanding for an end to the onslaught on Gaza.

More than 3,000 protesters marched to the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in downtown Jakarta on Saturday to demand an end to the war and bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

Waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags, the protesters, many wearing white Islamic robes, filled a major thoroughfare in Indonesia’s capital running outside the embassy. About 1,000 police were deployed around the compound, which is blocked off by concrete road barriers. 

Meanwhile in Istanbul, smoke flares and fireworks were being set off as demonstrators gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate. Hundreds were heard passionately chanting in Turkey’s capital as they stood in solidarity and condemned the Israeli attacks. 

Elsewhere, peaceful demonstrations also took place in Denmark, Tunisia and Jordan last night. Candles were lit in solidarity and compassion for the lives lost in Gaza outside the French Embassy in Tunis and mock children’s coffins were placed on City Hall Square in Copenhagen to symbolise the number of dead Palestinian children.

The Metropolitan Police expected 100,000 people to take part in the ‘March for Palestine’ in London today, where they set off from Victoria Embankment at midday and will finish at Parliament Square at 4pm.

This comes as Israel carried out aerial bombardments of northern Gaza overnight Friday into Saturday, illuminating the sky with explosions and fire. Israel said it killed the architect of Hamas’ aerial incursion into the country on October 7, during the intense night of raids. 

MALAYSIA: A protester holds a placard painted with Palestinian flag and written with slogan ‘Free PALESTIN’ during a protest outside the U.S. embassy in Kuala Lumpur

FRANCE: Demonstrators rally with Palestinian flags chanting slogans in support of Palestinian people in Gaza, on October 28 in Paris

TURKEY: In Istanbul, smoke flares and fireworks were being set off as demonstrators gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate

INDONESIA: More than 3,000 protesters marched to the heavily guarded U.S. Embassy in downtown Jakarta on Saturday

TUNISIA: Candles lit in solidarity and compassion for the lives lost in Gaza outside the French Embassy during an anti-Israel demonstration

DENMARK: A Shabbat table for more than 200 hostages trapped in Gaza is set up with a place for each of the hostages at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen 

GAZA: Smoke rises and billows in different regions of Gaza as Israeli attacks continue on the 21st day

The sky over Gaza City was lit up for hours after nightfall Friday as the Israeli military said it was expanding ground operations in the territory, signaling a move closer to an all-out invasion of Gaza meant to crush the ruling Hamas militant group after its bloody rampage in southern Israel three weeks ago.

READ MORE: IDF claims bombardment of Gaza ‘wiped out Hamas aerial wing chief’ who ‘helped plan terror attack’ as it pummels ‘150 underground targets’ with forces on brink of full-scale invasion

Advertisement

The Palestinian telecom provider, Paltel, said the bombardment caused ‘complete disruption’ of internet, cellular and landline services as the besieged enclave’s 2.3 million people were largely cut off from contact with the outside world. Some satellite phones continued to function.

The Palestinian death toll passed 7,300. The Health Ministry in Hamas-ruled Gaza, which tracks the toll, released a detailed list including names and ID numbers on Thursday. In the occupied West Bank, more than 110 Palestinians have been killed in violence and Israeli raids since the war’s start three weeks ago.

More than 1,400 people were slain in Israel during the Hamas incursion, including at least 310 soldiers, according to the Israeli government. At least 229 hostages were taken into Gaza, and four hostages were released earlier.

Last night, protesters chanted ‘God is Great’ and ‘Freedom for Palestine’ during the noisy but peaceful protest organised by the Indonesian Ulema Council, known as MUI. 

Banners and placards proclaimed, ‘We stand with Gaza,’ and slammed the Israeli government while denouncing the staunch U.S. support of Israel.

SWEDEN: Demonstration in front of the Parliament building in central Stockholm organised by a Palestinian working group

ITALY: Sit-in for victims of the conflict at the Villa Comunale in Molfetta on October 27

SCOTLAND: Protesters during a Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign demonstration in Edinburgh

SWITZERLAND: Protstors marching through Federal square, in Bern in solidarity with Palestinians

GERMANY: A young participant wearing a keffiyeh waves a Palestinian flag during a ‘March for Palestine’ in Dortmund

KYRGYZSTAN: Speaker at Gorky Square in Bishkek where people have gathered to show solidarity with Palestinians

‘We are not willing to allow our brothers and sisters in Palestine to be tyrannized or genocided by Israel,’ MUI Secretary General of MUI Amirsyah Tambunan told the crowd. 

‘We will continue to support and fight for Palestinian independence and sovereignty.’

In Istanbul last night, hundreds demonstrated in front of the Israeli embassy building in solidarity with the ongoing bombings in Gaza. 

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan today called on Israel to ‘immediately stop this madness’ and end its ‘attacks’ on targets in Gaza after Israeli forces intensified strikes on the Palestinian territory.

‘The Israeli bombardments on Gaza intensified last night and once again targeted women, children and innocent civilians and worsened the ongoing humanitarian crisis,’ Erdogan said on X, formerly Twitter. 

Palestinian flags are placed next to some hundreds of mock children’s coffins are placed on City Hall Square to symbolise the number of dead Palestinian children held on City Hall Square in Copenhagen

An aerial view shows thousands of people gather at the Ataturk Airport carrying Turkish and Palestinian flags as they attend the ”Great Palestine Meeting” in Istanbul

Protestors in Indonesia demanded an end to the war and bombardment of the Gaza Strip

Indonesian Muslims gather in front of the United States Embassy to hold a peace action to support Palestinians

Lit candles in solidarity and compassion for the lives lost in Gaza outside the French Embassy in Tunisia during an anti-Israel demonstration on October 27

Demonstrator chant as they take part in the protest in Paris today 

A protester holds a placard with the lettering reading ‘This is no war, this is genocide’ during a ‘March for Palestine’ in Dortmund

People shout slogans during a rally in solidarity with the Palestinians, outside the US embassy in Jakarta

In Istanbul, smoke flares and fireworks were being set off as demonstrators gathered in front of the Israeli Consulate

Palestinian flags are placed next to some hundreds of mock children’s coffins are placed on City Hall Square in Copenhagen to symbolise the number of dead Palestinian children

Thousands of people in Jakarta staged a rally calling the world leaders to stop the violence in Gaza

Protestor waves a Palestinian flag as he joins the demonstration in front of Consulate General of Istanbul

Participants stand and walk along a Shabbat table in Copenhagen to show solidarity with the over 220 hostages abducted by Palestinian group Hamas during the attack in Israel

A Palestinian flag with the incription ‘Gaza’ flutters during a memorial service under the motto ‘children pay the price’, that is held on City Hall Square in Copenhagen

A rally held in Jakarta, Indonesia to support Palestinians and call for a cease fire in Gaza 

‘Israel must immediately stop this madness and end its attacks.’

READ MORE:  They swooped in to kill dozens at the Nova music festival. Now we reveal… How Hamas trained its murderous paraglider squadron – right under the noses of Mossad

Advertisement

During two decades in power, Erdogan has repeatedly taken a stand in favour of the Palestinians, but last year he also moved to restore diplomatic relations with Israel, meeting in September with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the first time.

But on Wednesday he cancelled plans to visit Israel citing its ‘inhumane’ war against Hamas militants in Gaza, whom he described not as a terrorist group but as ‘liberators’ fighting for their land, drawing an angry condemnation from the Israeli government.

In Copenhagen, a Shabbat table for more than 200 hostages trapped in Gaza was set up with a place for each of the hostages at Kongens Nytorv.

Nearby, on City Hall Square in Copenhagen mock children’s coffins were placed to symbolise the number of dead Palestinian children. 

The moving display was part of a memorial service called ‘children pay the price’. 

Another vigil, where candles were lit in solidarity and compassion for the lives lost in Gaza, took place outside the French Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia yesterday. Residents gathered to pay tribute to those who have passed in the peaceful demonstration. 

Moving display part of a memorial service called ‘children pay the price’ in Copenhagen

A poster reads ‘bombing kids is not self defense’ at a protest in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Candles are lit by Tunisians in memory of those lost in Gaza 

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators gather in front of Consulate General of Istanbul to show support for Palestinians and condemn the Israeli attacks

A Shabbat table to show solidarity with the over 220 hostages abducted by Palestinian group Hamas during the attack in Israel on October 7, is dressed at Kongens Nytorv in Copenhagen

Tunisian women and men light candles in solidarity and compassion for the lives lost in Gaza outside the French Embassy

Hundreds of protestors in Istanbul were heard passionately chanting in Turkey’s capital as they stood in solidarity and condemned the Israeli attacks

People gather at the Ataturk Airport carrying Turkish and Palestinian flags as they attend the ”Great Palestine Meeting” in Istanbul

Candles lit outside the French Embassy in Tunisia for the lives lost in Gaza 

Smoke flares and fireworks were set off as demonstrators stood in front of the Israeli embassy building in Istanbul 

Thousands hold an emergency sit-in, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza at New York’s Grand Central Station

In New York, protesters in black T-shirts filled the city’s iconic Grand Central Terminal during the evening rush hour on Friday to demand a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. 

Many of the protesters were detained by police and taken out of the station, their hands zip tied behind their backs. The NYPD could not immediately say how many were taken into custody.

‘Hundreds of Jews and friends are taking over Grand Central Station in a historic sit-in calling for a ceasefire,’ advocacy group Jewish Voice for Peace said on social media.

Inside the main concourse, protesters wearing shirts that read ‘cease-fire now’ and ‘not in our name’ chanted, with some holding banners in front of the list of departure times. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority asked commuters to use Penn Station as an alternative.

The scene echoed last week’s sit-in where more than 300 people were arrested for illegally demonstrating on Capitol Hill in Washington.

error: Content is protected !!