Global rallies held to back Palestine, SA’s ICJ case against ‘Israel’

People all over the world continue to march for Palestine, demanding a ceasefire amid “Israel’s” relentless genocidal war against Palestinians in Gaza.

  • People rally during a pro-Palestinian demonstration asking for a ceasefire in Gaza, in Washington, Saturday, November 4, 2023. (AP)

Protests and expressions of solidarity persist across various Arab and international regions as the Israeli onslaught on Gaza enters its harrowing 121st day.

In Pakistan, people participated in pro-Palestine demonstrations, expressing solidarity with the blockaded Gaza Strip. They also advocated for the enforcement of a recent International Court of Justice ruling against “Israel”.

It is worth noting that the Pakistani government has lately urged the UN Security Council to fulfill its responsibility and safeguard the vulnerable population of Gaza.

In the UK, hundreds of thousands took to the streets of London, protesting against the genocidal war on Gaza by the US and “Israel” despite the threats and intimidation attempts by the Met Police.

The demonstrators criticized the UK’s involvement in the genocide and expressed solidarity with the Palestinian people’s quest for liberating their land from the Israeli occupation.

The Met has been trying to hurdle Sturday’s protest, first by disallowing the march to reach Whitehall and Trafalgar Square, forcing protesters to take a U-turn toward Downing Street, and second by dispatching hundreds of officers throughout the march and placing obstacles along the way, making the protests more dangerous for participants. 

Support for Palestine knows no boundaries 

In Seoul, South Koreans gathered for the 20th consecutive protest, demonstrating their solidarity with the people of Gaza and calling for an immediate end to the genocidal campaign led by the US and “Israel”. The protesters expressed their support for the Palestinian cause and condemned the ongoing Israeli violence in the region.

US voices calling for a ceasefire

Throughout the United States, local authorities are adopting resolutions calling for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza. Chicago, the third-largest city in the country and home to the largest Palestinian community, witnessed the city council’s approval of a resolution urging a lasting ceasefire, much to the delight of the local Palestinian population.

Requests for a ceasefire have gained approval not only in major cities such as San Francisco, Detroit, and Atlanta but also in suburbs and small towns, reflecting a collective commitment to moral principles. Previously censored terms like “apartheid” and “ethnic cleansing” are now being officially acknowledged and documented in public records through votes.

In defiance of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and global calls for a ceasefire, “Israel” persists in its genocidal war against Palestinians. The death toll in Gaza has surpassed 27,000, predominantly women and children. Survivors are enduring 121 days of deprivation, thirst, loss, displacement, destruction, and various forms of suffering.

The unfolding catastrophe has sparked international condemnation and protests, highlighting the urgent need for an immediate ceasefire to end the worsening humanitarian crisis in the besieged enclave.

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