Global Protests to Mark International Day of Solidarity with Palestine
- November, 29, 2023 - 12:33
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Worldwide protests and demonstrations are scheduled for Wednesday, commemorating the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.
The International Day will witness global protests and rallies held in several key cities around the world.
From rallies in Johannesburg and a sit-in in Beirut to protests near the Israeli embassy in Amman and a workplace walkout in London, these events will echo demands for the termination of all agreements signed with the Tel Aviv regime and for solidarity with Palestine.
Notably, Berlin will host a solidarity event while various protests are slated across the US.
The day will witness demonstrations in other nations like Norway, Brazil, Canada, and Belgium, highlighting international support for Palestinian rights and a call for action against ongoing Israeli atrocities and agreements.
The Israeli-Palestinian issue traces back a century, with Britain's pledge during World War I for a Jewish national home in Palestine under the Balfour Declaration. British control of the territory commenced in late October 1917, following the Ottoman Empire's rule.
November 29 holds significance as the date of the UN General Assembly's 1947 resolution on the partition of Palestine.
Zionist movements advocated for a Jewish homeland, leading to armed attacks on Palestinians. The mass displacement of over 750,000 Palestinians in 1948, termed the Nakba or catastrophe, preceded the Israeli regime's establishment.
Israeli settlements and barriers in occupied territories have fractured Palestinian communities and impeded movement, with 700 road obstacles, including 140 checkpoints, in the West Bank.
Considered illegal under international law, settlements have drawn the UN condemnation.
Gaza has faced an Israeli blockade since 2007, while Israel occupies the West Bank and East Al-Quds, imposing restrictions on essential supplies.
November 29, recognized as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, signifies the ongoing pursuit of their inalienable rights, as acknowledged by the UN General Assembly in 1977.