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Israel: Around 20,000 Israeli-Arabs rally in solidarity with Palestinians

3 158 14.10.2015 Инфо

More than 20,000 Israeli-Arabs rallied through the streets of the city of Sakhnin in northern Israel, Tuesday, in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank. The protesters carried flags of Palestine and marched across the city, chanting anti-Israeli government slogans. A number of Arab-Muslim politicians attended the protest including Ahmad Tibi and Jamal Zahalka. Recent weeks have witnessed increased violence across the Palestinian territories, triggered by Israeli authorities banning Muslims from accessing the al-Aqsa mosque. According to the Palestinian Health Ministry 25 Palestinians have been killed by Israeli security forces since October 3, with more than 1,300 left injured.