Thousands of pro-Palestinian demonstrators massed outside the Israeli embassy in London on Saturday, calling for an end to “Israeli aggression” against Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
As Operation Protective Edge entered its fifth day, similar gatherings took place outside the parliament building in Oslo and the Quai d’Orsay, home of the French Foreign Ministry, in Paris, Channel 10 reported.
According to the UK’s Daily Mail website, protesters jammed the British capital’s Kensington High Street, and some of the demonstrators stood on one of the city’s red double-decker buses. Signs held aloft by those gathered in protest read: “Gaza: End the Siege” and “Freedom for Palestine,” and one of the more than dozen protesters atop the bus held a sign which said, “Judaism rejects the Zionist state and condemns its criminal siege and occupation.”
Others decried the “Palestinian Holocaust” and called Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “rabid evil mass murderer; Hitler’s clone.”
Israel Radio reported that hundreds of Jordanians took to the streets of Amman demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom. They called for Arab states to intervene to protect the inhabitants of Gaza. Some 2,000 residents of Tunisia, mostly of the Islamist party, shouted support for Hamas and waved Palestinian flags, and hundreds of Palestinians in Lebanon protested the war against Hamas, the radio report said.