Pakistan observing Palestine Solidarity Day

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Pakistan is observing “Palestine Solidarity Day” against the Israeli atrocities against Palestinians in Gaza.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, in a statement, said that Pakistan will continue its support to Palestinians on every platform.

Rallies and conferences have been organized in which the issue will be discussed. Meanwhile, leaders of the Hurriyat conference have called for peaceful demonstrations in occupied Kashmir against the Israel forces.

Palestinians on Tuesday marked the Nakba, or “catastrophe”, commemorating the more than 700,000 Palestinians who fled or were expelled in the 1948 war surrounding Israel’s creation.

On Monday, tens of thousands had gathered near the border while smaller numbers of stone-throwing Palestinians approached the fence and sought to break through, with Israeli snipers positioned on the other side.

Most of the 60 Gazans killed Monday were shot by Israeli snipers, Gaza’s health ministry said. The toll included a baby who died from tear gas inhalation along with eight children under the age of 16, the ministry said.

At least 2,400 others were wounded in the bloodiest day in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict since the 2014 Gaza war.

Story first published: 18th May 2018

Originally Posted on SamaaNews

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