Pro-Palestinian activists gather outside the Israeli embassy in London on Thursday, November 15, 2012 to protest the new wave of Israeli strikes against the Gaza Strip.
Pro-Palestinian activists have held a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy in London to protest the ongoing strikes by the Tel Aviv regime against the coastal territory.
The protest, which took place on Thursday evening, had been called by Stop-the-War Coalition, a UK group that campaigns against what it believes are unjust wars. Calling for the rally, the group warned against the incidence of a “Gaza massacre,” the DigitalJournal.com global media network reported.
“Unless something is done to stop the violence…we could see yet another humanitarian crisis…,” the coalition warned amid the continuation of Israel’s new wave of attacks against the enclave, which started on Wednesday and has so far killed at least 21 people.
Also on Thursday, the Arab Organization for Human Rights in Britain, an NGO that works on human rights issues in the Arab World, called on Egypt to “take urgent action” to save the Gaza Strip in the face of Israeli strikes.
Israel frequently carries out airstrikes and other attacks on the Gaza Strip, saying the acts of aggression are being conducted for defensive purposes. However, in violation of international law, disproportionate force is always used and civilians are often killed or injured.
The attacks rage on while Israel keeps up its crippling blockade on Gaza, which it imposed on the enclave in 2007.