A stand in solidarity with Gaza in Istanbul

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A protest was organized in front of the US Consulate General in the Sariyer district of Istanbul on Sunday, denouncing Washington’s support for the Israeli attacks on the Palestinian Gaza Strip.

The protest, organized by the Gaza Solidarity Platform of the Association for Free Thought and Educational Rights (Ozgür-Der), began after noon prayer.

The protesters raised Palestinian flags and chanted slogans and chants against Israel and the United States of America.

In front of the American Consulate, the protesters recited verses from the Holy Quran and expressed their full solidarity with the people of Gaza.

In his speech, Hamza Aar, a member of the Gaza Solidarity Platform, called on the Islamic world to take a united position and express full solidarity with the residents of Gaza.

The ongoing war on Gaza since October 7, 2023 has left tens of thousands of civilian victims, most of them children and women, and a famine that has claimed the lives of children and the elderly, according to Palestinian and international data, which led to Israel being brought before the International Court of Justice on charges of committing “genocide.”