Indonesians Protest over Israeli Onslaught on Gaza

Indonesians Protest over Israeli Onslaught on Gaza

Palestinian protestors wave their national flag and gesture during a demonstration commemorating Land Day near the border with Israel, east of Khan Younis, in the southern Gaza Strip on March 30, 2018. (AFP/ Said Khatib)

Indonesians marched on Tuesday in protest of the ongoing Israeli onslaught on Gaza in several Indonesian cities, including the capital, Jakarta.

Protestors marched to the US embassy and the United Nations mission in Jakarta in condemnation of the ongoing Israeli aerial and artillery bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip and Israeli violations in Jerusalem, including the forced expulsion of Palestinians and encroachments upon the holy sites.

Waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags, the protestors shouted “Freedom for Palestine”, “Save Palestine” and held banner and placards denouncing the US support and bias in favor of Israel.

The protests were organized following calls from trade unions, including the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions. Similar protests were held in other Indonesian cities, including in Surabaya, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Makassar and Riau.

The Palestinian Health Ministry said the overall death toll since the latest onslaught began reached 212, including 61 children, and wounded over 1400 others, mostly children and women.

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