Thousands of people marched through central London in a bid to end Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands and the blockade on Gaza.
.. One of the protesters was Allison Pierce. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Pierce said she was “appalled” by what’s happening to Palestinians.
She said: “Do you want to know why I’m here today? I am absolutely appalled by what’s happening to the Palestinians. I think it’s genocide and I think it is murder.”
Academic and filmmaker Professor Haim Bresheeth told the Genocide Memorial Day conference in London yesterday that the sons and daughters of the victims of the Nazi genocide are now committing a genocide against the Palestinians.
He said: “A genocide is planned by the extreme Israeli government and if we don’t act to stop it, it will happen at a moment of their choice. And it happens in instalments – it happened in Gaza, it happened in Lebanon and they are now planning for a total decimation and ethnic cleansing of Palestine.”
In London, chants of “1, 2, 3, 4! Occupation is no more!” rang out. Signs read, “No more genocide!” and called for a boycott of Israel.
Remembering man’s inhumanity to man. That was the slogan at the sixth annual genocide memorial day organized by the Islamic Human Rights Commission. This unique conference took place on Sunday in parallel with several countries around the world. Speakers were invited from across the globe to discuss the steps leading to genocide and what can be done to stop them. A common talking point at the conference was the plight of the Palestinians who some felt were victims of a modern day genocide.
“There are demonstrations all over Europe and north America and the far east. The one place there are no demonstrations is the Arab world, which is silent while this genocide is going on. And the reason for that is that the corrupt kings and the puppet presidents of the Arab world would shoot their people down if they came out to demonstrate. And there will be no freedom for Palestine until these rotten dictatorships are swept away by their people and may god bless those who are planning to do so.”
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“There’s women and children being killed at this very moment in time. There’s families being butchered. It’s a mass genocide that’s happening in Gaza- in Palestine. I’m out here today just to peacefully let a few people know what is happening and what we can do.”
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