Israel's Gaza assault dominates Eid sermons in W. Bank

Israel has been pounding the Gaza Strip - which has been reeling under a crippling Israeli blockade since 2006 - from air, ground and sea since July 7, causing massive destruction across the seaside enclave.

Israel's Gaza assault dominates Eid sermons in W. Bank

World Bulletin/News Desk

A deadly Israeli military onslaught on the Gaza Strip has dominated mosque sermons on the first day of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in the West Bank.

Thousands of Palestinians, including Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah, showed up early Monday for the Eid prayers in the occupied territory.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is yet to arrive in the West Bank from Saudi Arabia, has not attended the prayers.

Minister of Religious Endowments (Awqaf) Youssef Adabes called for cementing Palestinian unity to counter Israeli assaults on the Palestinian people.

He also hailed efforts by the Palestinian Authority to halt ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, which killed more than 1035 Palestinians and injured thousands.

Israeli forces dispersed Palestinian protesters in the West Bank, who gathered to show support for the embattled Gaza Strip, which has been reeling under unabated Israeli attacks for three weeks now.

Israeli forces fired teargas and rubber bullets to disperse demonstrators in the western Bil'in village following the Eid al-Fitr prayers to condemn ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Three protesters were injured and scores suffered temporary asphyxiation, according to an Anadolu Agency reporter.

A Palestinian protester was also detained by Israeli forces.

The West Bank has seen several pro-Gaza protests following the Eid prayers on Monday as the embattled territory has been pounded by Israeli attacks since July 7, leaving at least 1035 Palestinians dead and more than 6000 injured.

Israel claims that the military offensive aims at undermining the ability of Gaza's resistance movements to launch rocket attacks.

At least 46 Israelis – 43 soldiers and three civilians – have also been killed since the hostilities began.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 28 Temmuz 2014, 12:22

Muhammed Öylek