Demonstrations of solidarity with the Palestinian people continued for the eighth week in a row in several cities around the world, as demonstrators in Germany demanded an end to supplying weapons to Israel, while thousands of Moroccans called for severing relations with Tel Aviv.
Nearly 2,500 people participated – according to police estimates – in a demonstration that took place in the German capital, Berlin, on Sunday, under the slogan “Solidarity with Palestine… No weapons for extermination,” demanding an end to the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip. Gaza.
The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans including, “Germany funds, Israel bombs,” “Long live Palestine,” and “The German media lies, do not be fooled.”
On December 10th, International Human Rights Day, thousands of people protested in Berlin for an end to the bombing of Gaza, a stop to arms deliveries to Israel and called for solidarity with Palestine.#FreePalestine #CEASEFIRE_NOW #b1012 pic.twitter.com/Vjiym4cOuq
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The demonstrators demanded an end to the supply of weapons to Israel, and an end to cooperation and joint armament projects with it.
At the same time, another demonstration took place in the German capital, raising slogans denouncing anti-Semitism and racism, and about 3,200 people participated in it, according to a police spokeswoman.
In the city of Stuttgart, southern Germany, dozens organized a protest to demand an end to the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
In northern Italy, hundreds gathered in the center of the city of Genoa in an open sit-in to demand an end to the Israeli massacres against civilians in the Gaza Strip.
The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans demanding freedom for Palestine and an urgent ceasefire in Gaza.
A massive demonstration took place in the Canadian city of Toronto in support of the people of Gaza and to denounce the occupation's crimes against women and children.
The demonstrators demanded that Israeli leaders be tried for genocide crimes against civilians in the Gaza Strip.
– Shehab News Agency (@ShehabAgency) December 10, 2023
In the Belgian capital, Brussels, hundreds demonstrated in support of the people of Gaza, calling on the international community to intervene to stop the Israeli massacres against civilians, especially children and women.
The demonstrators organized ceremonies to commemorate the victims of the Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip and the West Bank.
On the other hand, hundreds of Israel supporters demonstrated in Brussels to protest what they called high levels of anti-Semitism in Europe.
A memorial ceremony for the victims of Gaza in Brussels
The Belgian capital, Brussels, witnessed the organization of a memorial ceremony for the victims of the occupation attacks on Gaza and the West Bank. The ceremony, in which about two hundred people participated, took place in front of the central train station, on the occasion of International Human Rights Day. pic.twitter.com/4V3g9vuqkq
– Yeni Safak Arabic (@YeniSafakArabic) December 10, 2023
In the Dutch city of The Hague, hundreds demonstrated to denounce the continuation of the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip.
The demonstrators raised Palestinian flags and demanded an immediate ceasefire and the lifting of the siege on the besieged Strip.
— palgraph (@palestine_graph) December 10, 2023
Istanbul and other Turkish states witnessed marches in solidarity with Palestine, coinciding with… International Human Rights Day.
The demonstrators gathered in Beyazit Square on the European side of Istanbul, carrying banners expressing their solidarity with the Palestinian people and others denouncing the Israeli war.
The demonstrators demanded an immediate end to the Israeli war on #Gaza..demonstration in the city #Istanbul Turkey expresses its solidarity with the Gaza Strip and denounces the occupation’s crimes against the Palestinians#Gaza_War pic.twitter.com/W5AiTGeRX6
– Al Jazeera Channel (@AJArabic) December 10, 2023
The demonstrators then marched to… Hagia Sophia Grand Mosque Where verses from the Holy Quran and supplications were recited.
Similar demonstrations took place in the states of Konya, Diyarbakir, Mardin, Batman and Elazig, in which participants raised the Palestinian and Turkish flags.
Thousands demonstrated in the capital, Rabat, in solidarity with Gaza, and demanded that the Moroccan government sever ties with Israel.
The demonstrators raised slogans such as “Gaza, Gaza is a symbol of pride,” and “No jogging, no normalization“Palestine is not for sale” and “The people want to bring down normalization.” They also burned the Israeli flag.
Reuters said that the organizers chose this day to coincide with International Human Rights Day, which is the same day on which Morocco decided to reopen the Israeli liaison office in Rabat in 2020.
The Secretary-General of the Moroccan Observatory Against Normalization, Aziz Al-Hanawi, said in statements to Reuters, “This demonstration comes within the framework of the continuation of the Moroccan popular mobilization denouncing the Zionist aggression and the genocide of the Palestinian people, with American and Western blessing.”
He added, “December 10 marks the third anniversary of the resumption of Moroccan-Zionist relations, and this is why the Moroccan people, in this march and a large number of marches and vigils that they organized, demand an end to the process of normalization.”
Hundreds of supporters of the opposition Salvation Front organized a march in solidarity with Gaza, as well as to demand the release of Tunisian political prisoners.
The march started from Republic Square in the capital, Tunis, and reached the Municipal Theater on Habib Bourguiba Street.
Today's march I organized #National_Salvation_Front From “Al-Basaj” Square to Al-Thawra Street in front of the Municipal Theater, which combined demands for the release of political prisoners, expressions of absolute solidarity with the people of Gaza, condemnation of the crimes of the Zionist enemy, and demands for an immediate end to the aggression.
🇵🇸🇹🇳✌️#Gaza_Alazza #Tunisia pic.twitter.com/u40o79Bbd2
— Najet Ghdiri (@omchedi) December 10, 2023
The demonstrators chanted slogans including, “With our soul and blood, we redeem you, O Palestine,” “Oh martyr, do not care.. Freedom is redeemed with blood,” and “Freedoms, freedoms.. not the fulfillment of instructions.”
Israel is waging a devastating war on the Gaza Strip that, as of Sunday evening, has left about 18,000 martyrs, most of them women and children, and more than 49,000 injured, according to the Ministry of Health in the Strip.