Pakistani protesters have taken to the streets of the capital Islamabad to condemn the Israeli atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip, Press TV reports.
On Friday, the demonstrators called for putting an end to the Israeli assaults on Gazans and lifting the tight blockade on the coastal enclave.
The protesters also chanted slogans against Israel’s genocide in Gaza, and condemned the Western countries, particularly the United States, for turning a blind eye to the sufferings of Palestinians.
“We … urge the government of Pakistan to play a more active role in this situation,” Abdul Rehman Makki from Jamaat-ud-Dawa, an Islamic charity, told the Press TV correspondent during the rally.
The demonstrators also called on all Muslim countries to join forces to defend Palestinians.
“We, Muslims, are all one nation, so we have to rise together,” said a protester.
Some 1,900 people, including women and children, were killed and nearly 10,000 others injured by the Israeli regime’s massive offensive against Gaza that began on July 8.
Israeli warplanes pounded numerous sites in the Gaza Strip, demolishing houses and burying families under the rubble. Israeli forces also began a ground offensive against the impoverished Palestinian land on July 17.
Nearly 400,000 Palestinian children are in immediate need of psychological help due to “catastrophic and tragic impact” of war, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).