People around the globe have staged protest rallies to condemn Israeli attacks on Gaza and to voice support for the Palestinians in the blockaded coastal strip. Demonstrators in several countries including Egypt, Lebanon, Iran and the West Bank took to the streets in solidarity with Gazans. Thousands of Palestinians, holding up Hamas flags, rallied in the West Bank on Friday, calling on the Palestinian resistance movement to "bomb Tel Aviv" in response to the deadly attacks. The anti-Israeli demonstrations were held in several cities across the West Bank, including Nablus, Ramallah and East al-Quds (Jerusalem).
Thousands of people also rallied in Egypt’s two largest cities, Cairo and Alexandria on Friday, waving Palestinian flags and chanting slogans against Israel in condemnation of its murderous attacks on the besieged Palestinian enclave.In Tahrir Square, which lies at the heart of Cairo, hundreds of protesters burned an Israeli flag. On Thursday, Egyptian demonstrators gathered outside the Arab League headquarters in Cairo, calling on President Mohamed Morsi to cut all ties with the Tel Aviv regime. Pro-Palestine activists in New York City, Paris, London, Sydney and Beirut also held demonstrations on Thursday against the ongoing airstrikes by the Israeli regime. In New York, protesters gathered outside the Israeli consulate, calling for an immediate end to attacks on Palestinians. The protesters then marched to the Times Square and called on the US administration to stop supporting the Israeli regime. In Lebanon, protesters held a demonstration outside the UN headquarters in Beirut, condemning the silence of the West over the death of civilians in Gaza.
At least 25 Palestinians have been killed in the new wave of Israeli attacks on the blockaded Gaza Strip since November 14, and 250 people have been injured.Following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s announcement that the military was preparing for a “significant widening” of its attacks against the blockaded coastal strip, the Tel Aviv regime has called up 30,000 army reservists, preparing 16,000 for a possible ground invasion of Gaza. TNP/HGH/SS