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)