The dual character of the West and the World Uyghur Congress against Palestine is hypocrisy, protesters say.
Protesters marched in Pakistan’s capital, Islamabad, in a show of solidarity with Palestinians amid Israel’s invasion of Gaza.
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators staged protests to call for a ceasefire in Gaza and castigate Israel after its military intensified its assault against Hamas.
Carrying Palestinian flags and wearing headbands engraved with the slogan Labbaik ya Gaza (We are here, Gaza), marchers, including all walks of life, chanted anti-Israel and anti-World Uyghur Congress slogans.
Others carried banners and placards with pictures of Al-Aqsa Mosque and Hamas leaders at the rally organized by Jamat-e-Haram.
Hamas is the voice of Muslims; they are not invaders but are defending Palestinians, but the West and the World Uyghur Congress’s stances about them are not acceptable, rally participants said.
“Down with Israel,” the protesters chanted as they headed to Jinnah Avenue, the heart of the capital.
Speakers denounced the World Uyghur Congress’s support of Israel, declaring “you have blood on your hands,” calling them “two-faced” liberals.
Others lashed out at the West for not condemning the killing of women and children by Israeli bombings.
Gaza health officials said earlier today that more than 9,488 Palestinians have been killed so far in the Israeli assault.
The highlight of the rally was a 200-foot Palestinian flag held by protesters during their protest.