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Tens of Thousands of Yemeni people condemn Israeli massacre in Gaza

15 May 2018 20:30

 

Thousands of Yemeni people have taken to the streets of the capital Sana’a to strongly condemn the Israeli massacre of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators along the Gaza border, vowing to remain united with the Palestinian people against the atrocities of the Tel Aviv regime.

Carrying banners and Palestinian flags, demonstrators convened at the Bab al-Yaman Square in the capital on Tuesday afternoon, chanting slogans against the occupying regime. They shouted “Death to Israel, Death to the US, and Long live the Palestine.”

They also said that the Palestinian cause, which must never be allowed to be obliterated, is present in the conscience of the Yemeni people despite the brutal aggression that Yemen has been subjected by a US-baked Saudi-led military coalition since 2015.

The massive demonstration came a day after the Israeli military killed at Least 60 Palestinian protesters, including eight children, and wounded some 2,500 others along the border of besieged Gaza Strip with the Israeli-occupied territories.

On Monday, the US relocated its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem al-Quds, triggering mass protest of Palestinians along the Gaza border. The relocation Of US embassy, which has so far drawn international condemnations, was carried out five months after Trump recognized the holy city as the “capital” of Israel, promising to move the US diplomatic mission.

The decision sparked outrage among Palestinians, who want the occupied West Bank as part of their future independent state with East Jerusalem al-Quds as its capital. Israel, on the other hand, lays claim over the whole city as its “capital.”

The Monday toll is so far the highest in a single day since a series of protests demanding the right to return to ancestral homes began on March 30.

The embassy inauguration also coincides with the climax of a six-week demonstration on the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), May 15, when Israel was created. Some 50 Palestinian protesters had also been killed in clashes with Israeli forces until Monday, during demonstrations along the Gaza border since March 30.

The Yemeni people held Tuesday’s pro-Palestine protesting rally as they are under ceaseless bombardment by Saudi Arabia and its allies since March 2015. The Yemeni Ministry of Human Rights announced in a statement on March 25 that the Saudi-led war had left 600,000 civilians dead and injured until then.

The Saudi-led countries engaged in the war on Yemen have also blockaded the already-impoverished country.

According to the UN figures, a record 22.2 million people in Yemen are in need of food aid, including 8.4 million threatened by severe hunger.

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