Saturday, January 3, 2009

Palestinians in Bogotá Protest Gaza Attacks - from Colombia Reports

Palestinian community protests Israeli raids on Gaza

(From Colombia Reports News Site)

Hundreds of people from the Palestinian community in Bogotá on Friday protested outside the Israeli embassy against Israel's bombardment of the Gaza Strip.

The protesters marched from the historic Bolivar Square to the Israeli embassy in northern Bogota, demanding peace for the Palestinian people.

The protest came at a time when the Colombian government condemned, in a statement, the Israeli airstrikes on Gaza and expressed its solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza last Saturday, a move it said to retaliate for the firing of rockets into its southern territory by Hamas militias.

The ongoing military operation has left at least 432 people killed and some 2,200 wounded, Mo'aweya Hassanein, chief of emergency and ambulance services in the Palestinian health ministry said. (Xinhua)

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