A number of thousand Pakistani Muslims protested throughout the nation after Friday prayers towards Israel’s large bombardment of Gaza in retaliation to Hamas assaults.
Political and non secular events staged dozens of small demonstrations throughout the cities of Karachi, Lahore, Peshawar, and the capital Islamabad, the place US and Israeli flags have been burned.
Protester Shahid Husain, 47, mentioned the leaders of Muslim nations have been failing to face up for Palestinians.
“We came to the streets to make our rulers realise that they don’t need to be scared of the US and that the public wants them to be on the side of Palestine — not Israel and America,” he mentioned from Peshawar’s historic Qissa Khwani Bazaar.
Just a few hundred individuals additionally gathered within the Afghan cities of Kabul and Jalalabad for pro-Palestinian rallies organised by Taliban authorities.
“Palestine you are not alone, we are with you,” one speaker advised the group. “We are poor, but we will do whatever we can. We can’t do much today but use our feet and stand in your support.”
On the weekend, Hamas gunmen killed greater than 1,300 individuals in Israel within the deadliest assault for the reason that nation’s creation in 1948.
They seized round 150 hostages — together with dozens of Israelis, twin and overseas nationals — whom Hamas is threatening to kill.
Israel has retaliated by raining air and artillery strikes in Gaza for six days, claiming greater than 1,500 lives and displacing over 400,000 individuals within the crowded enclave.