1000s rally in London for Gaza

Tens of thousands of people have held a pro-Palestinian rally outside the Israeli embassy in London in a move to protest at Tel Aviv’s aggression against Gaza.

Protesters demonstrate against the Israeli offensive in Gaza in central London on July 25, 2014.
The rally, which took place in Kensington, west London on Saturday, saw an enthusiastic participation by protesters carrying banners, which read, “Freedom for Palestine” and “Stop Israeli...terror.”

Participants, who had responded to a call by an umbrella group of organizations, including Stop the War Coalition and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign, assembled in front of the Israeli embassy for a march to the UK parliament.

Organizers said the protest could grow to the size of the one held last Saturday when 100,000 took to the streets.

Israeli warplanes have been carrying out relentless airstrikes against the blockaded Gaza Strip since July 8. On July 17, the Israeli military also launched a ground invasion into the densely-populated strip.

The Palestinian death toll from the Israeli aerial and ground assaults has risen to about 1,000 with more than 6,000 Gazans having been injured.

This is Israel’s third major offensive against the Gaza Strip over the past six years.

Three UK MPs, Diane Abbot, Jeremy Corbyn, and Jim Fitzpatrick, have handed in an open letter to British Prime Minister David Cameron, demanding an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Courtesy PTV