In a display of unity with the Palestinian people, hundreds of Pakistanis across the country took to the streets to protest Israel’s actions in Gaza.
Meanwhile, the Jamaat e Islami Pakistan organized a massive rally in Lahore at Mall Road, with scores of women and children in attendance. Demonstrators carried a giant flag of Palestine and voiced criticism of the US and European countries for supporting Israel in its oppression of Palestinians. They called for Muslim countries to unite for the Palestinian cause.
In Karachi, supporters of the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen (MWM) gathered to demand an immediate end to the atrocities faced by the people of Gaza at the hands of Israel. The protest aimed to condemn the “massacre of the oppressed Palestinian people and the Zionist occupation of the Palestinian land.”
In Quetta, a rally led by the JUI-F condemned Israel’s “brutal oppression” of the Palestinian people, and protesters also burned an Israeli flag. Similar protests were held by the PML-N, PTI, and other local political parties outside the Quetta Press Club. Protests were not limited to major cities, as people in Zhob, Jaffarabad, and Surab also took to the streets.
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, protest rallies were held in the Malakand and Hazara divisions against Israeli actions in Gaza. Demonstrators blocked the Karakoram Highway in Kohistan, demanding that the United Nations step in to stop the genocide of Palestinians.
Islamabad saw rallies by the Majlis Wahdat-i-Muslimeen, where protesters held banners with messages like ‘No compromise on Gaza’ and ‘Stop genocide of Palestinians.’ PTI protesters also took to the streets, although the party claimed they were arrested by the police.
Throughout the country, protesters raised Palestinian flags, held posters declaring ‘From land to the sea, Palestine will be free’ and ‘Stand in solidarity with Palestine,’ and even burned Israeli flags.
These demonstrations expressed profound concern and unwavering support for the Palestinian people, urging global intervention to halt the ongoing crisis in Gaza.