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Vigil held in London to commemorate victims of Israel-Palestine conflict

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Vigil held in London to commemorate victims of Israel-Palestine conflict

Published October 11,2023


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Dozens of individuals held a vigil Tuesday within the British capital to commemorate the civilians killed on either side through the ongoing Israel-Palestine battle.

At the occasion, organized by the Jewish activist group Na’amod on the Wellington Arch, one in every of London’s best-known landmarks, the group positioned a banner on the bottom that stated “No one is free until we are all free.”

Speaking through the occasion on behalf of the group, Josh Cohen stated that every one individuals ought to reside free from oppression and violence.

Saying they got here collectively to carry house for “our grief and our worry,” he famous that “Jewish liberation is tied up with Palestinian liberation.”

“Each life lost is a beloved child, a parent, a friend or loved one tragically taken by the relentless grip of violent conflict. We also honor the memories of those lost in past iterations of this horror, lives tragically taken for no good reason, resulting only in sorrow, pain and more violence.”

He reiterated their dedication to an finish to all violence and an finish to the “dispossession and oppression of Palestinians and a future of equality and justice for all Israelis and Palestinians.”

Some tales and testimonies from activists and journalists from the area have been additionally learn on the occasion.

Attendees additionally lighted candles for the victims.

‘WE’RE GRIEVING FOR ALL CIVILIANS’


Another member of the group, Marco, who most well-liked to offer his first identify solely, informed Anadolu they’re grieving not just for one facet however for all civilians who have been killed throughout the previous few days, which have been “tragic and sad.”

“I think today the message that we wanted to send was that we’re grieving for all civilians that have died in Israel and in Gaza, and to hope for a peaceful resolution as soon as possible,” he famous.

Stressing that the violence in Israel which brought about civilian casualties is just not excusable, nevertheless, Marco added that this occurred within the context of the decades-long oppression of Palestinians.

“When you’re in an open air prison for many decades, obviously you’re gonna want to rebel and do something about it,” he added.

He stated the one means that everyone will reside in freedom in that land is when “everybody’s rights will be equal and everybody’s rights will be guaranteed, and Palestinians will have freedom.”

Marco stated they are going to be taking extra actions within the subsequent few weeks with a view to forestall extra civilian casualties from taking place.

The Palestinian Hamas group launched Operation Al-Aqsa Flood in opposition to Israel early Saturday, firing a barrage of rockets and infiltrating Israel by land, air, and sea. It stated the shock assault was in response to the storming of Al-Aqsa Mosque in occupied East Jerusalem and elevated settler violence in opposition to Palestinians.

In retaliation, the Israeli navy launched Operation Swords of Iron in opposition to Hamas within the Gaza Strip.

The variety of Palestinians killed by Israeli forces in Gaza has risen to 900, together with a minimum of 260 youngsters and 200 girls, the Gaza-based Health Ministry stated early Tuesday. It stated the variety of wounded has risen to over 4,500.

At least 1,200 Israelis have been killed and over 2,806 others wounded within the combating, in response to the Israeli Health Ministry.

Source: www.anews.com.tr

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