Twelve parties, a non-governmental organisation and a Tunisian association have demonstrated on Sunday in the centre of the capital after a long stand in front of the statue of Ibn Khaldun, and demanded "Jerusalem is the eternal capital of the State of Palestine." The protest was organised by the National Coordination Committee for the Criminalization of Normalization with the Israeli Occupation.
Citizens from all the governorates in Tunisia have taken part in the march. They raised Palestinian and Tunisian flags and chanted that Jerusalem is the eternal capital of Palestine. They also called for the criminalisation of normalisation with the occupation.
The National Coordination Committee for the Criminalization of Normalization with the Israeli Occupation held its first meeting earlier this month, in the presence of representatives of Tunisian parties and NGOs in order to further establish the reality of belonging to Tunisia, Palestine, and Jerusalem.
They also called for the criminalisation of normalisation through a law which is expected to be voted on in the Tunisian People's Assembly on the 20th of this month.
A statement issued by the meeting stressed that "Zionism represents a threat to Tunisia, and that the Zionist movement is aimed at controlling all the Arab countries within the new Middle East regime."
The statement added that the enactment of the law which criminalises normalisation will strongly support Palestine, its people, and its cause; the Palestinian people who sacrificed with thousands of martyrs and thousands of wounded and detainees. The statement also reminded of the Palestinian people's sacrifices in order to defend them.
The statement concluded by stressing that the US administration's decision to declare Jerusalem as the "capital of the occupation" and the transfer of the US embassy to it confirms the unity of the aggressor front against Palestine and its people. The statement equally stressed on the importance of unity in this case to establish power. It also underlined the need to unify the different Tunisian forces to face such challenges.