Anti-Israel rallies held in London
Thousands of protesters have gathered in London outside the Israeli embassy, calling on the British government and media to stop supporting Tel Aviv's atrocities.
Amidst growing global outrage at the Israeli bombing in Gaza, thousands of Londoners completely blocked off Kensington High Street, one of the busiest streets in London, for several hours.
Protesters were waving placards which read “Gaza: End the Siege” and “Freedom for Palestine.”
“The huge number of people represents the fact that there is a huge, huge portion of the British population that completely disagrees for what the Israeli government stands for, what the British government are doing, they are not doing anything, they are not taking any action, so it’s paramount that obviously all the people have turned up today to show their voice, and they have shown. If you look at the crowd it’s a mix of Arab, Muslim, Christian, Jewism a mix of different people, so it shows that this is not just a situation as confined to Muslim verses Jews, no it’s a situation beyond such barriers,” Kerem Ali, youth activist told Press TV correspondent.
More than 130 people, including women and children, have been killed in the latest round of Israeli offensive against the besieged enclave since Tuesday.
Over 160 Palestinians were killed and about 1,200 others were injured in Israel’s eight-day offensive on the coastal enclave, which ended on November 21, 2012.
Gaza has been blockaded since 2007, a situation that has caused a decline in the standard of living, unprecedented levels of unemployment, and unrelenting poverty.