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In Photos: Protesters gather worldwide to show solidarity with Palestinians

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 May 2021
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Hundreds of protesters and activists gather in front of the Israeli Mission to the United Nations (U.N.) to voice their anger at the situation in Israel and to defend the Palestinian resistance movement on May 18, 2021 in New York City. AFP
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This week, pro-Palestinian protesters took place in different parts of the world amid the ongoing Israeli crackdown on Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem and an aerial offensive on Gaza Strip. 
 
Among the cities that witnessed the protests were Milan; Brussels; Berlin; Doha; Dhaka; Bristol; Amman; Cardiff; Dublin; Paris ;Sydney ; Chicago; Liverpool ; Los Angeles; Amesterdam; Edinburgh and Damascus. 
 
Since Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting, started, the Palestinians have been protesting a number of escalatory measures adopted by Israel, including preventing them from praying inside Al-Aqsa mosque compound and planning to evict homes in Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood.
 
Moreover, both Israeli settlers and security forces have been attacking Palestinian protesters and civilians since then. 
 
The Israeli wave of violence - in the West Bank, Jerusalem and Gaza - has resulted in the injury and arrest of hundreds and death of tens of Palestinian people, and the numbers will seemingly increase in the coming days.
Brussels
People wave Palestinian and a Turkish flag as they shout slogans during a protest in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in Brussels, Saturday, May 15, 2021. AP
Berlin
Demonstrators take part in a protest in solidarity with the Palestinians called over the ongoing conflict with Israel, on May 15, 2021 at the Hermannplatz in Berlin. AFP
Doha
People rally in solidarity with the Palestinians outside Qatar's Imam Muhammad Abdel-Wahhab Mosque in the capital Doha on May 15, 2021. AFP
Dhaka
Bangladeshi Muslims protesting against Israeli attacks on Palestinians in Gaza, gather after after Eid al-Fitr prayers in front of Baitul Mukarram Mosque and wave Palestinian and Bangladeshi flags in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, May 14, 2021. AP
Bristol
People hold placards and Palestinian flags as they march in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid the ongoing conflict with Israel, during a demonstration in Bristol, England, Saturday, May 15, 2021. AP
Amman
Demonstrators lift flags during a protest to express solidarity with the Palestinian people in the downtown area of the Jordanian capital Amman, on May 16, 2021. AFP
Dublin
People holding placards and Palestinian flags march in solidarity with the Palestinian people amid the ongoing conflict with Israel, during a demonstration in Dublin, Ireland, Saturday May 15, 2021. AP
Paris
Protesters gather at Republique square during a banned protest in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, in Paris, Saturday, May, 15, 2021. AP
Sydney
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against Israel at the Town Hall in Sydney on May 15, 2021, amid the ongoing conflict between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. AFP
Chicago
Thousands of protesters carry signs and flags, many wearing kaffiyehs, or Palestinian headscarves, as they gather to rally and march in support of Palestinians, in the Loop, Sunday, May 16, 2021, in Chicago. AP
Los Angeles
People demonstrate in support of Palestine during the Los Angeles Nakba 73: Resistance Until Liberation rally and protest from the US Federal Building to the Consulate of Israel on May 15, 2021 in Los Angeles. AFP
Damascus
Syrians and Palestinians chant slogans a demonstration in the capital Damascus on May 17, 2021, in support of the Palestinian people. AFP
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