Dozens of Palestinian refugees who fled the war in Syria organised a protest in Gaza on Sunday in solidarity with Aleppo. They called for urgent international intervention to stop the Syrian regime and Russian air strikes, Anadolu reported. The protesters gathered in the Park of the Unknown Soldier in central Gaza City.
“We came here to stand in solidarity with our families in Aleppo and to condemn the crimes and bloody massacres being carried out against civilians.” protest coordinator Anas Qurtaji told Anadolu. “Targeting healthcare facilities and densely populated areas for eight days amid global silence is shameful. It exposes the real faces of many international bodies that claim to be protecting human rights.”
Qurtaji called for the international community and Arab and Islamic states to act immediately in order to stop the strikes which target and have killed Syrian civilians in “bloody massacres.”
Since 21 April, Aleppo has been hit by Assad regime and Russian air strikes against residential buildings, healthcare centres and hospitals. The UN described the targeting of hospitals in Aleppo as “a flagrant violation of international law.” Dozens of people have been killed and wounded in the attacks.
Images by MEMO Photographer Mohammed Asad.