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Protests from The Hague to Cape Town Condemn Israeli “Genocide” in Gaza

HeadlineOct 19, 2023

Thousands of protesters took to the streets around the world following Tuesday’s attack on the Al-Ahli Hospital. In the Middle East and North Africa, major protests were seen in Ramallah, Beirut and across cities in Tunisia, Iraq and Iran, among others. Large actions against what protesters are calling Israel’s genocide in Gaza have also been seen across Europe. In The Hague, demonstrators rallied outside the headquarters of the International Criminal Court to demand Israel be held accountable for its war crimes.

Diana Alashraf: “World leaders don’t have to stay silent. They are only talking on social media, but they are not taking actions. So, what do we have to do? Do we have to stay forever silent and wait until everybody there is dead? Or when are they going to take action?”

Last week, South African lawmaker and grandson of Nelson Mandela, Nkosi Mandela, joined a Palestinian solidarity protest in Cape Town.

Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela: “Palestinians are counting on each and every one of us to stand and be counted, like they stood side by side with us in the trenches when we fought to liberate our country.”

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