Saturday Nov 24, 201204:58 AM GMT
Sri Lankans stage anti-Israeli demonstration in Colombo
Palestinians inspect damaged buildings following overnight Israeli airstrikes on southern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012.
Palestinians inspect damaged buildings following overnight Israeli airstrikes on southern Gaza Strip on November 20, 2012.
Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:58AM
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Hundreds of Sri Lankan demonstrators have taken to the streets in Colombo to condemn the relentless Israeli aggression against Palestinians.


On Friday, the protesters chanted anti-Israeli slogans and carried placards reading “We are with you people of Palestine” and “protect Palestinians’ right to live.”

“Israelis have violated all human rights of the Palestinian people. As Sri Lankans we have risen against this suppression in support of the Palestinian struggle. World powers are staying quiet as Israel, the agent of the world policeman America, carry out genocidal attacks against the Palestinians,” said a Sri Lankan protester during the demonstration.

Earlier in the day, Israeli forces killed one Palestinian and injured several others in the town of Khuza’a near the city of Khan Yunis in southern Gaza Strip.

Over 160 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in the Israeli attacks on the besieged coastal enclave from November 14 to 21, when Egypt announced that the Israeli regime and the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas had reached a ceasefire agreement.

In retaliation to the eight-day Israeli offensive, the Palestinian resistance fighters fired rockets and missiles into Israeli cities, killing at least five Israelis.

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