Thousands of Greeks have taken part in a protest against Israel’s killing of innocent Palestinians in the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.
Demonstrators marched on Friday to the US embassy and the European Union headquarters in the capital city of Athens to protest against the continuing Israeli attacks on the Gaza strip.
Holding placards reading, “We say no to the Gaza blockade,” “Freedom for Palestine,” and “End Israel’s attacks on Gaza,” the protesters urged the Greek government to cut all ties with Tel Aviv.
They also criticized the Egyptian administration for helping Israel against Palestinians.
“We oppose the continuous blockade of the Rafah crossing by the Egyptian President [Abdel Fattah] Sisi. Clearly, Egypt is at the moment Israel’s collaborator,” Giannis Sifakakis, from the Palestinian Solidarity Movement, told Press TV.
“The idea of democratic Arab nationalism was never fruitful. Now the Arab regimes speak in favor of Palestinians but they are only negotiating their own geopolitical position,” he added.
The protesters also said the Israeli pilots who carried out joint military maneuvers with Greek war planes over Greek waters in March are most likely the ones now bombing Gaza.
Israel has been targeting the Gaza Strip with military attacks since July 8. The air, sea and land strikes by Israel have so far killed at least 1,458 people and injured over 8,300 others.
Israeli forces have targeted ambulances, hospitals, clinics, shelters, and other public locations in Gaza on numerous occasions over the past 24 days.