People in eastern Afghanistan have staged a massive demonstration against the murderous Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, Press TV reports. On Wednesday, a large number of Afghan university students, professors and local officials took to the streets in the province of Nangarhar, chanting slogans against the Tel Aviv regime and expressing solidarity with the families of the Palestinian victims of the attacks. Torching flags of the Israeli regime, the demonstrators also strongly condemned Tel Aviv’s aggression against the coastal Palestinian enclave and denounced Washington’s support for the deadly airstrikes.
The participants issued a statement at the end of the demonstration, calling on the UN to immediately put an end to the attacks on the Palestinian people who have endured days of violent attacks.Over 135 Gazans, including women and children, have been killed and more than 1,100 others have been injured in over 1,450 Israeli attacks on the besieged Palestinian territory since November 14. The statement also urged the Islamic countries to cut relations with the Zionist regime of Israel in condemnation of its atrocities and acts of violence against the besieged Palestinian territory. Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unrelenting poverty, and unprecedented levels of unemployment among the population of about 1.7 million Palestinians. MAS/MR/HSN