Demonstration condemning the aggression on Gaza in front of the Sorbonne University in Paris (French)
For the eighth consecutive week, demonstrations in solidarity with the Gaza Strip continued in European cities and East Asia, amid demands for an immediate ceasefire.
The British capital London witnessed mass demonstrations demanding an immediate ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, after the British government refrained from supporting a resolution on the matter in the United Nations Security Council.
Several human rights organizations participated in the demonstration, including the "Stop the War" coalition and the "Solidarity with Palestine" campaign.
The demonstrators hope that their protests for the eighth week in a row will push the government to change its pro-Israel stance and reject an immediate halt to the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
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The French capital, Paris, also witnessed demonstrations condemning the ongoing Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
The participants in the demonstrations, called for by associations defending Palestine, condemned the Israeli violations against the Palestinian people and the international silence in the face of the massacres committed.
They also raised slogans demanding an immediate ceasefire and the opening of crossings to provide humanitarian aid.
In East Asia, thousands of Indonesians in the central Java city of Jok Jakarta today held a solidarity march in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
In a statement, the demonstrators denounced what they described as the weakness of the Arab world's position towards Palestine, and the double standards of Western countries towards human rights and freedoms.
They also denounced the US support for Israel, which is committing massacres against the Palestinian people, stressing the need to prosecute the occupation and its leaders in international courts.
Demonstrators called for continued support for Palestinians and for a boycott of products and companies that support the occupation.
Since October 7, the Israeli occupation army has been waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip, leaving 17,700 martyrs, while the number of wounded has reached 48,780, most of them children and women, massive destruction of infrastructure, and an "unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe," according to official Palestinian and UN sources.
Source : Al Jazeera + Agencies