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Around the world: Anti-Israel protests held against Israel's massacre in Gaza

Protesters throw stones at the Israeli embassy during a demonstration in central Athens on May 15, 2018, to denounce the bloodshed along the Gaza border and the relocation of the US embassy to Jerusalem. (AFP)

Pro-Palestine protesters around the World react with anger at Israel's killing of at least 60 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. 

Greece: Israel flag burned at pro-Palestine protest in Athens

Scores of protesters gathered in front of the US and Israeli embassies in Athens on Tuesday, to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people on 'Nakba Day.'

Protesters climbed atop riot police vans and waved Palestinian flags while chanting slogans such as 'Free Palestine'. A group of protesters were seen burning the Israeli flag at the demo.

Protesters gathered in front of the US embassy and marched towards the Israeli embassy where the demonstration concluded.

Sixty Palestinians were killed during Monday protests over the opening of the new US embassy in Jerusalem, one day ahead of 'Nakba Day,' according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Nakba, means the 'Catastrophe' in Arabic and refers to the 1948 Palestinian exodus, where an estimated 700,000 Palestinians were expelled to make way for the newly created state of Israel.

(Source: Ruptly)

Protesters burn an Israeli flag and shout slogans in front of the embassy of the Israeli regime during a demonstration in central Athens on May 15, 2018. (AFP)

Belgium: 'Stop the Gaza massacre' protest tense in Brussels

Pro-Palestine protesters condemned the Israeli military's use of deadly force during the 'Great March of Return', in a demonstration outside Brussels' Central railway station on Tuesday.

The point of greatest tension came when a presumed supporter of Israel made his way through the crowd. Police were deployed to prevent protesters from entering the station. The protest was organised by Belgian peace organisations in association with the Palestinian community.

Belgium summoned its Israeli envoy to meetings on Tuesday, a day after Israeli troops fired across a border fence killing 59 Palestinians, according to the Gaza health ministry.

(Source: Ruptly)

Turkey: Palestinian supporters beat Trump effigy to a pulp

An effigy of US President Donald Trump was ripped to shreds at a pro-Palestine demonstration in Diyarbakir, south-eastern Turkey, on Tuesday.

The protest was called to denounce the relocation of the US embassy to Israel. International condemnation followed recent bloodshed at the border fence, when Israeli fire killed 60 Palestinians, according to the Gaza health ministry.

The Turkish government asked the Israeli ambassador to temporarily leave the country in protest. Israel does not release figures and denies suggestions it uses excessive force.

(Source: Ruptly)


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