World rallies protest Israel with Palestinian-Turkish flags / PHOTO

People across the world with Palestinian and Turkish flags protested Israel in rallies after a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla.

World rallies protest Israel with Palestinian-Turkish flags / PHOTO

People across the world with Palestinian and Turkish flags protested Israel in rallies after a deadly raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, demanding retaliation and showing support for the Palestinians.

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Turkish protesters on Monday tried to storm the Israeli consulate and burned Israeli flags after the incident left nine dead, while police used tear gas to break up several demonstrations in European cities.

"Damn Israel!", "A tooth for a tooth, an eye for an eye, revenge, revenge!" yelled protesters in Istanbul where about 10,000 people converged on the central Taksim square in the afternoon after marching from the consulate.


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A similar sized crowd surrounded the building again in the evening, hurling stones, eggs and bottles of water at riot police and trying to force their way through barriers outside.

In the capital Ankara about 1,000 people gathered outside the residence of Israeli ambassador Gabby Levy and shouted "Damn the Zionist murderers!" and "Israel will drown in the blood of the martyrs!".


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In Athens, some 3,500 protesters rallied outside the Israeli embassy, chanting "Hands off Gaza" and "Free Palestine".

Thousands took to the streets in Baghdad. Across Egypt, up to 8,000 Egyptians protested, demanding the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador in Cairo and called on the government to open its Rafah borders with Gaza.


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Police used teargas in Paris when about 2,000 people demonstrated near the Israeli embassy, hurling stones, waving Palestinian and Turkish flags and brandishing banners saying "Long live free Palestine" and "Criminal Israel."

Some demonstrations were held in Rome and other Italian cities. "The Italian government needs to immediately call back its ambassador from Israel as other countries in Europe have done," said Paolo Cento, a leftwing politician among the demonstrators.


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"This is extremely serious and has no precedent whatsoever in the history of international diplomacy."

Swedish police said more than 5,000 protesters marched from a central Stockholm square towards the Israeli embassy, carrying banners and shouting slogans.

Chanting "Boycott Israel", they held banners saying "Free Gaza", "Put Israel on Trial, "Israel to The Hague" and "Gaza Bleeds."


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In Paris about 1,200 people joined a noisy protest near the Israeli embassy, waving Palestinian flags and shouting "Palestine will survive".

In Lebanon thousands of Palestinian refugees and activists waving Palestinian flags and banners marched in the country's 12 refugee camps.


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In Iran's capital Tehran, dozens of people pelted stones at the UN office chanting: "This savage regime of Israel must be wiped out." They burnt the Israeli flag and tore up pictures of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In Pakistan politicians, lawmakers and journalists staged a peaceful protest in Islamabad, denouncing the killings and calling on the United Nations and the United States to intervene.


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In Geneva around 200 people rallied outside the UN's European headquarters demanding an inquiry into the raid, and hundreds of Bosnians marched through Sarajevo, brandishing Palestinian flags.

Around 2,000 people protested in Morocco while several hundred rallied in the capital of the Saharan nation of Mauritania, where parliament called on the International Criminal Court to intervene.


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Malaysians called for a boycott of Israeli products and condemned close ties between Israel and the United States.



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Tughluq
Tughluq - 11 yıl Before

Arabs must change their governments supporting Israel. How Turkey can fight with Israel while other two neighbors Egypt and Jordan are drinking together?