World protests against Gaza war as it approaches 100 days

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It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people are taking to the streets around the world today in protest of Israel’s offensive against Gaza, which will reach its 100-day mark soon, and in order to demand an end to the conflict.

Thousands of people gathered at the United States embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday to protest the US government’s continued support of Israel and send a message to the country’s staunch ally. The United States of America has vetoed UN resolutions that called for a ceasefire in the Middle East that were supported by the overwhelming majority of the UN Security Council.

It has been our pleasure to speak to people here who have said that they have come to show solidarity with Palestinians. The protesters are holding up placards with the slogans: “Stop the genocide”, and also “Bombing children is not self-defense”, said Florence Looi from Kuala Lumpur, reporting from the scene.

Organizers of the demonstrations are calling on the world to support Palestinians and to end the bloodshed at this time. A Palestinian official has stated that 23,843 Palestinians have been killed and 60,317 have been wounded since the beginning of this year.

The Israeli government rejected accusations of genocide in Gaza during a public hearing that took place on Friday at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Israeli officials claimed that the case brought by South Africa is a distortion of the truth, which qualifies as libel.

A lot of the arguments the Palestinians used to support their cause were based on the alleged right to self-defense it claimed after Hamas launched an attack in southern Israel on October 7, which led to the death of 1,139 Palestinians, as well as its claim that the Palestinians had no genocidal intent against them.

In a recent statement, Malaysia’s government announced that Israeli-owned ships would no longer be able to dock in its ports as of last month. Additionally, it said that any vessel departing for Israel from Malaysia would not be permitted to unload its cargo at any of Malaysia’s ports.

According to the protest movement in Malaysia, which was organized in collaboration with dozens of NGOs, the purpose of the movement was to educate the public not just about the atrocities which are happening in Gaza, but also about the history of the occupation.

The protesters also gathered outside the embassy of the United States in the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta, waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags and holding signs that read “Boycott Israel” and “Ceasefire Now” as they waved the flags.

The ‘complicity’ of US foreign policy

Demonstrators gathered outside the US consulate in Johannesburg, South Africa, in protest against the US government. Reported that many in the crowd accused the US of “complicity in the bombardment of the Palestinian people” since the war started, despite the fact that the US has been supplying Israel with thousands of tonnes of military equipment.

Miller said that the South African government’s case before the ICJ has bolstered the protest.

A leader of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement in South Africa, Roshan Dadoo, who attended the protest, said during the rally that he would be here until a ceasefire is negotiated and Gaza will receive sufficient humanitarian aid.

A massive wave of protests has begun in the world’s capitals, including London, Paris, Vienna, Berlin and Amman and is expected to extend to Washington, DC and other American cities as well.

During the march in London, Jeanine Hourani, a member of the Palestine Youth Movement, told me that protestors are angry concerning the injustices in Gaza and determined to continue marching in support of Palestinian rights.

“The sentiment is one of rage and frustration”, during an interview. Taking to the streets has been a part of our weekly schedule since October 7.

It is important to note that Hourani considered that while most of the British populace support a ceasefire in Gaza, “the politicians of the UK have continued to fund and support the genocide.”

The truth is that at the end of the day, I feel that we are winning when it comes to the big picture of things – when it comes to the long arc of justice,” she said. There will continue to be street protests, we will continue to apply pressure, until Palestine is free. We will not stop until Palestine is free.”

Palestinian Solidarity Campaign (PSC) reported that thousands of people gathered at Bank Junction in central London to demonstrate. The Palestinian ambassador to the UK, Husam Zomlot, joined the protesters calling for a ceasefire in an effort to bring an end to the violence.

At the seventh National March for Palestine, a large puppet of a Syrian child refugee was accompanied by a group of Palestinian children, and Little Amal, a giant puppet of a Syrian child refugee, was also on hand to participate.

There is no doubt that the 3.5-meter puppet, whose name means hope in Arabic, became an international symbol of human rights when she traveled 8,000 km (4,970 miles) from the Turkish-Syrian border to Manchester in July 2021.

As far as the Metropolitan Police is concerned, about 1,700 officers will be on duty during the march in London.

In other parts of the world on Saturday, smaller protests were also held in cities such as Hyderabad and within the Kollupitiya neighborhood of Colombo, Sri Lanka’s capital city.

That news provided by timenews.

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