Thousands of Malaysians have staged a massive protest rally in the capital Kuala Lumpur to vent their anger at the Israeli regime’s fatal military offensive against the blockaded Gaza Strip.
On Saturday, Malaysian demonstrators gathered at Merdeka Square in Kuala Lumpur to voice their solidarity with the inhabitants of Gaza and condemn the Tel Aviv regime’s massacre of the Palestinians residing in the besieged coastal enclave.
The pro-Palestinian protesters chanted anti-Israel slogans, holding banners that read, “Stop the genocide in Gaza” and “Save the Children.”
Non-governmental organizations Viva Palestina Malaysia and Aqsa Sharif were the main organizers of the demonstration.
The rally was organized “to bring together the citizens of Malaysia to demonstrate our unhappiness with what is happening in Gaza. We are absolutely flabbergasted at the killing of children and innocent women in Gaza,” said Viva Palestina Malaysia Chairman Musa Mohd Nordin.
A group of Christian Malaysians also took part in the anti-Israel demonstration which was held despite the scorching heat in the Malaysian capital.
Latest figures show at least 1,700 Palestinians have so far been killed and more than 9,000 others injured since the Israeli military first launched its offensive against the Gaza Strip on July 8.
Gaza’s Health Ministry sources say Israel’s large-scale attacks have claimed the lives of more than 350 Palestinian children across the densely-populated territory over the past 26 days.
The Israeli military has not even spared hospitals in its massive aerial and ground raids on Gaza and continues to pound the medical centers which are in desperate need of medicine and equipment.