Tunisians rally in support of Palestinian ‘uprising’
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Tunisians rally in support of Palestinian ‘uprising’

Hundreds wave Palestinian, Hamas flags at solidarity protest organized by Islamist party Ennahda

Supporters of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha Party shout slogans, as they wave the Palestinian and Tunisian national flags, during a solidarity protest on November 7, 2015, in Tunis. (AFP PHOTO/FETHI BELAID)
Supporters of Tunisia's Islamist Ennahdha Party shout slogans, as they wave the Palestinian and Tunisian national flags, during a solidarity protest on November 7, 2015, in Tunis. (AFP PHOTO/FETHI BELAID)

TUNIS — Hundreds of Tunisians, including political figures, gathered in the capital Saturday for a demonstration called by the Islamist party Ennahda in support of the Palestinian “uprising” against Israel.

The demonstrators assembled under close police surveillance in the city’s main thoroughfare, Bourguiba Avenue, waving Tunisian and Palestinian flags as well as that of the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas.

Ennahda MP Sahbi Atig said: “This is essentially a symbolic action to show our support for the Palestinian cause and uprising.”

Houcine Jaziri, who had been in an Ennahda-led coalition government, said: “We are all united behind the Palestinian cause.”

Since October 1, 11 Israelis have been killed and dozens wounded in a spate of near-daily attacks carried out by Palestinian assailants.

Over 60 Palestinians have been killed in in recent weeks, the majority of them while carrying out stabbing attacks against Israelis. The rest died in clashes with Israeli military forces.

Attacks and violent protests throughout October raised fears of a new Palestinian uprising.

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