Anti-Israel Rally Staged In Nangarhar
Civil society activists staged a rally on Sunday, condemning Israeli attacks on Palestinian territory and urging the international community to take immediate steps to deescalate the tension.
Over the past week, more than 150 Palestinians, including women and children, were killed and hundreds wounded in uninterrupted bombardment of Ghaza Strip by Israeli forces.
Dozens of civil society activists took to the streets in Jalalabad, the capital of Nangarhar, denouncing what they dubbed Israeli brutalities. They chanted anti-Israeli slogans, saying they would not tolerate Tel Aviv’s aggression against innocent Palestinians.
Ubaid Agha, a protester, said they denounced Israeli strikes on Ghaza strip in strongest of terms and they had expressed sympathies with innocent Palestinians.
“Where are human rights activists and why they are tight-lipped about Israeli barbarism against Palestinians,” he added.
Hijratullah Ikhtyar, a lecturer at political sciences faculty of Nangarhar University, called on Islamic countries to express unity and solidarity with Palestine at this critical juncture.
“Going for war and torturing of innocent Muslims are not a solution to the problem. Islamic countries should support Palestine and seek a settlement to current problems thru dialogue,” he urged.
The protestors also adopted a resolution, urging the United Nations to meddle and stop Israel from bombing civilian population. They urged human rights activists to come forward and take notice of the grave situation in which children and women were being mercilessly killed by Israel.