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Yemenis come out in their millions in solidarity with war-hit Palestinians in Gaza

Frame grab from video provided by Yemen’s al-Masirah television network of demonstration held in the capital Sana’a on February 23, 2024 in solidarity with war-hit Palestinians in the Gaza Strip

Millions of Yemenis have rallied across the country again to display support for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, who are enduring a genocidal Israeli war.

The rallies were held throughout various provinces all over the country on Friday, Yemen’s al-Masirah television network reported.

“The participants affirmed steadfastness and determination in their stance towards the Palestinian cause” of liberation from Israeli occupation and aggression, the report noted.

Yemenis have been holding similar demonstrations every Friday since October 7, 2023, when the regime began the war in response to Operation Al-Aqsa Storm, a surprise offensive staged by Gaza's resistance groups against the occupied territories.

The regime has simultaneously been employing an all-out siege against the coastal sliver, preventing the flow of water, food, electricity, and medical supplies into the territory.

So far, the war has killed 29,514 people, mostly women and children, and injured tens of thousands of others.

This Friday, the marches that were held in solidarity with the Gazans across Yemen, “witnessed greater momentum” compared to those of the previous weeks, al-Masirah’s report revealed.

The demonstrators partaking in the rally that was held in the Yemeni capital of Sana’a released a statement “condemning the ongoing Zionist crimes,” “denouncing international silence,” and decrying, what they called, “the weak Arab positions towards the [Israeli] atrocities.”

The statement also praised the operations that the Yemeni military has been conducting against Israeli vessels and those heading towards the occupied territories’ ports as means of mounting pressure on the Israeli regime and its supporters.

The Yemenis vowed that the operations would continue “until the aggression stops and the siege on Gaza is lifted.”

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