|[ 28/12/2010 – 11:36 AM ]|
ROME, (PIC)– Hundreds of Italian citizens hit the streets of Rome in a massive demonstration in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip on the second anniversary of the Israeli war on the besieged coastal enclave.
The Palestinian Assembly in Italy and other supportive institutions called for a candle walk in Rome to remember the suffering of the Palestinian people and the ongoing Israeli siege, which is in its fifth year running.
Participants hoisted placards denouncing the war on Gaza and the Israeli leaders’ threats to repeat the aggression, recalling that the war on Gaza in 2008-2009 had left 1400 killed and 5000 wounded mostly women, children, and elderly people.
The marchers asked the Italian government to back the Palestinian people, who are being punished for long years without any sin committed except demanding their rights, which were taken from them at gunpoint.
At the end of the rally the participants pledged to remain committed to continue supporting the Palestinian people until they regain their rights.