Over 85,000 protest against the slaughter of Palestinians in London

Over 85,000 protest against the slaughter of Palestinians in London

Thousands gathered in protest outside of the Israeli embassy in London, to protest against the mindless slaughter of thousands of innocent men, women and children in Gaza.

Protest on UN Building in New York

Over 85,000 people marched from the embassy to the heart of government today in a massive show of solidarity with Gaza.

Speakers called for an end to Britain’s arms trade with Israel. Protests were held across the UK, in cities such as Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Dublin and Sheffield, to name but a few.

Thousands protest in Manchester

Thousands protest in Manchester

The latest in a series of protests, tens of thousands marched from outside Downing Street to the Israeli embassy.

Efforts to broker a ceasefire between the two nations have failed, after Israel stepped up their slaughter of the Palestinians.

The two regions have a long history of conflicts, with Israel having previously used chemical agents such as white phosphorus on the civilian population.

Protests have also taken place in Canada, San Francisco, Washington and New York, with demonstrators from the Jewish community marching in opposition against Israel.

Some wore white face masks, most wore black shirts and held signs reading “War Crimes”, “End the Siege on Gaza” and “We Will Not Be Silent” among others.

The demonstrators wore black and marched in silence to honor all of those in Gaza who have been murdered by Israeli shelling.

The “march of the dead” ended at the Israeli Consulate.

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Commenting on the protest, Rabbi Dovid Feldman from Neturei Karta International, Jews United Against Zionism, said: “The protest today is a follow up on many demonstrations taking place in the last two or three weeks in regards to what is happening in Gaza. As Jewish people joining these pro-Palestinian demonstrations, we say that all of what’s happening in Palestine – the actions of the state of Israel against the Palestinian people, now or going back decades, this entire occupation and oppression – this is not supported by all Jews and certainty not condoned by Jewish religion.”

Another protester, Fran Korotzer referring to the US tax dollars spent to support Israel, added: “I’m terribly upset and terribly angry at what Israel is doing. They are murdering people in my name as a Jew and I’m paying for it.”

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Jewish Voice for Peace was a co-sponsor in many of the events across the US, and many Jewish speakers have voiced outrage at Israel’s claim that it represents all Jews, while carrying out such a brutal assault on civilians.

Further protests have taken place in Bangladesh, France, Italy,  Indonesia, South Korea, Bosnia and Oslo and Turkey. Turkey is the only country whose government has withdrawn all diplomatic relations with Israel as a response to their ethnic cleansing campaign.

Men, women and children from all over the world, all races, religions and backgrounds united against the mindless slaughter of innocent people in Gaza.

Demonstrators take to the streets in Bangladesh

Demonstrators take to the streets in Bangladesh

In Israel, Palestinians and Jews protested in Haifa, Tel-Aviv, Yaffa, Tira, Sakhnin on Saturday to protest the attacks on Gaza and call for an end to the violence. Dozens rallied in two protests in Yaffa by Palestinian youth and solidarity activists. In Tel-Aviv, five hundred left activists held a demonstration calling for an end to the violence.

They were then attacked by right-wing groups in full view of the police. Brave Palestinian protesters have also taken to the streets in Gaza.

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