Demonstration against Israeli attack on Gaza strip held in Prague

Around 150 people gathered outside the Israeli embassy in Prague on Friday to demonstrate against Israel’s ongoing bombardment of the Gaza Strip. The meeting was staged by the Muslim Community in Prague, whose demands were joined by other Palestinian and Muslim organisations. Chairman of the Muslim Community in Prague Vladimír Sanka said earlier that Israeli attacks had been planned long ago and timed to coincide with the parliamentary elections in Israel. The Israeli air strikes have killed close to 400 people so far. Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg on Saturday supported Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

Author: Ruth Fraňková