Tens of thousands of Indonesians hit the streets of capital Jakarta on Saturday in support of the holy Aqsa Mosque in occupied Jerusalem in face of the Israeli attacks on the holy site.
Around 100,000 supporters of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), a member of the ruling coalition, exploded onto the streets of the capital, declaring that Palestinians are not alone in the battle for the defense of the Aqsa.
Leaders of Islamic action parties were at the forefront of the march with an MP affirming that Indonesians would support the people of Palestine with all means in defense of the Aqsa and Islamic holy shrines.
Dr. Hidayat Nur, who was the Speaker of Indonesia People’s Consultative Assembly, addressed the masses, urging the Indonesian government to assume its role as the biggest Islamic country and work on checking the Israeli attacks on Islamic sanctities.
He urged the Arab and Islamic countries, especially Egypt, to play a bigger role in ending the inter-Palestinian rift.
The demonstrators held Palestinian flags and photos of the Aqsa Mosque.