Facebook activists in Gaza organised on Saturday a rally in the middle of Gaza City against what they called an “organised defamation campaign” carried out against Palestinians by the Egyptian media. Carrying Egyptian flags, they chanted slogans referring to the strong relationship between Palestine and Egypt.
No overtly political stances were taken and it was not possible to say whether the protesters were pro- or anti-coup. However, they expressed their anger very clearly over the repeated media accusations that Palestinians “interfere” in Egyptian affairs. “Gaza is not Tel Aviv,” they chanted.
The activists did not assign blame to any one side when expressing their concern about the bloodshed in Egypt. They called for national unity amongst all Egyptians.
MEMO photographer: Mohammed Asad