Opposition masses and politicians in Britain urge Israel to stop aggression against Palestine


Palestinian citizens with their weapons against the Israeli army
Thousands of people on Saturday 11 May 2019 local time thronged central London in an action calling for Israel to end occupation of Palestinian land and blockade of the Gaza Strip.

"Free Palestine", and "End the Siege in Gaza" shouted the crowd, carrying a pro-Palestinian placard, as quoted by Daily Sabah, Sunday (05/12/2019).

Demonstrations began at Portland Place and protesters marched through Oxford Circus and Trafalgar Square to reach Downing Street where British government offices were located.

ongoing human rights by Israeli forces, including the shooting of hundreds of unarmed Palestinian demonstrators in Gaza ... demanding their rights. "

Last week there was an increase along the Gaza border with nearly 700 rockets fired at Israel and hundreds of retaliatory air strikes by the Israeli air force.

"The increase in violence last week, during a raid in Gaza, killed 25 Palestinians and four Israelis, both sad and dangerous," he said.

He accused the British government of deafening silently, calling for criticism for "the killing of demonstrators - including children, paramedics and journalists - and other civilians, and demanding that Britain" freeze arms sales to Israel. "

Corbyn also criticized the US peace plan that had been anticipated and reaffirmed the promise of the British Labor Party to recognize the Palestinian state.

The Palestinian resistance icon Ahed al-Tamimi was among the protesters organized by the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign and the Stop the War Coalition.

"We will not be victims! We will continue to fight!" Ahed Tamimi said.

The 17-year-old man was arrested in late 2017 by Israeli authorities and later sentenced to eight months in prison for "attacking" an Israeli Defense Forces soldier.

Glen Oliver, a protester who came to join the march from Southampton, thought the international community did not react when "Palestinians were shot in cold blood."

Speaking to Anadolu, Oliver said: "They (Israel) seem to do what they want, when they like and nobody says anything."

"Our stupid foreign minister Jeremy Hunt condemned a number of Hamas bombs and said nothing about the destruction of Gaza, they (Israel) bombed Palestinian homes every day, every week."

"There, 25 Palestinians were killed this week, nothing about it at all. The ridiculous situation of the Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Tel Aviv was strange and people had to boycott it, nothing to do with it. So I'm here today to say end the bloodshed in Gaza and let's stand with Palestine. "

A small protest was also held by pro-Israeli activists as a counter-action, raising the Israeli flag and expressing support for Israel's right to defend itself from attacks by Gaza and Palestinian guerrillas.

Demonstration in Gaza Border, Palestinian Man Killed Shot in Stomach

Demonstrations in London came after a Palestinian was reportedly killed during a demonstration that took place on the Gaza border on Friday 10 May 2019.

Quoted from Aljazeera's website, Saturday (11/05/2019) Abdullah Abd al-Aal (24) was shot in the abdomen by Israeli soldiers right in the southern Gaza strip.

According to information from the Palestinian Ministry of Health, deadly attacks do occur every week on the border.

Not only the death toll, the Palestinian Ministry of Health also noted there were 30 people who were reported to have suffered injuries.

The weekly protest that began on March 30, 2018 has killed hundreds of Palestinians. They demanded rights to their homes which were forcibly seized by Israel in the past.

Last week, Friday, May 3, 2019, at least four Palestinians were reported killed in a demonstration on the Gaza border.

Not only Palestinians, an Israeli official also said that two of his soldiers also lost their lives.

Palestinians have participated in demonstrations along the Gaza border for more than a year.

At least 268 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli fire since protests began in March 2018, the majority were killed along the Gaza border, Palestine.


Armistice After Two Week Escalation

In some of the toughest battles in years, Palestinians fired nearly 700 projectiles into Israel on May 4 and 5 2019, and Israel responded with hundreds of air strikes. Four Israelis were killed, as were 29 Palestinians in Gaza, including at least 11 members of the Gaza guerrilla group.

Palestinian faction announces ceasefire Monday May 6 2019. Israel has refused to officially confirm the understanding of the ceasefire.

On Friday, May 10, 2019, UN Middle East peace envoy Nickolay Mladenov spoke with Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Both discussed efforts to apply the reported understanding reached between Israel and Hamas to prevent new violence, said public broadcaster Kan quoted Haniyeh's office as saying.

Together with Egypt and Qatar, Mladenov of the United Nations has played a leading role in mediating talks on a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas, and reaching an understanding to end the turmoil among parties that have broken out regularly since the beginning of the March Great Return of March protest .

Meanwhile, even though a ceasefire has been agreed, tensions on the Israeli border and Gaza Strip re-occur during a weekly routine demonstration on Friday 10 May 2019.

A Palestinian was killed and 30 others were injured when thousands gathered on the Gaza Strip border Friday for weekly protests, according to the health ministry run by Hamas in Gaza.

The violence is seen as a big test of the calm that has taken place since last weekend's fierce fighting between Israel and Gaza guerrillas in the enclave in the Mediterranean.

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