News   /   Palestine   /   Foreign Policy

London protesters call for end to Israel's genocidal war in Gaza

Attendees at a pro-Palestinian march in central London. (File photo by AFP)

Thousands of protesters have once again taken to the streets in London to condemn Israel’s ongoing atrocities in the Gaza Strip and demand an immediate halt to the regime’s genocidal war in the besieged territory.

The demonstrators marched from Russell Square to Trafalgar Square on Saturday, as they slammed the UK’s support for Israel amid the regime’s ongoing genocide in Gaza, urging the government to ban the arms sale to Tel Aviv.

The participants in the rally, organized by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC), also called for a ceasefire in Gaza and more aid for the blockaded territory.

Ben Jamal, one of the organizers said "We will keep marching," adding that the attendees wanted "a permanent ceasefire" and more aid to be delivered to Palestinians in Gaza.

"We already know that 70 percent of the British public according to opinion polls support the demands that we're making," he said.

A 65-year-old retired social worker who participated in the rally also told AFP, "I think it's important for the Palestinian people to know that people do support them, that they're not just on their own.”

Saturday’s rally, the 11th demonstration since Israel launched its bloody campaign in Gaza, coincided with the anniversary of Land Day, an occasion which has been commemorated every March 30 since 1976, when six Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces during protests against the seizure of their land.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been regularly massing on the streets of the British capital to call for an end to Israel’s genocidal war since early October last year.

Earlier this month, tens of thousands of people rallied toward the US embassy in central London to demand an immediate halt to Israel’s hostilities in the Gaza Strip.

Former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who was also at the march, said the demonstration was "enormous and we're here because we're appalled at the bombing that's still going on in Gaza.”

Israel launched the war on Gaza on October 7, 2023, after the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas carried out Operation Al-Aqsa Storm against the usurping entity in retaliation for the regime’s intensified atrocities against the Palestinian people.

The Israeli aggression has so far killed some 32,623 Palestinians, most of them women and children, and wounded more than 75,092 others.

The Tel Aviv regime has also imposed a “complete siege” on the territory, cutting off fuel, electricity, food and water to the more than two million Palestinians living there.

Press TV’s website can also be accessed at the following alternate addresses:

Press TV News Roku