Angry protest at French embassy in Tunisia after Gaza hospital hit

AFP , Wednesday 18 Oct 2023

Hundreds of angry protesters gathered outside the French embassy in Tunisia on Tuesday, also denouncing the US, after an Israeli air strike on a Gaza Strip hospital killed at least 600 people, according to Gaza health ministry figures.

Several hundred demonstrators gathered in front of the French embassy in Tunis to protest the Israeli bombing of a Gaza hospital that left at least 600 dead. Photo courtesy X (formerly Twitter)


"The French and Americans are allies of Zionists," demonstrators shouted, according to an AFP journalist.

Protesters demanded the recall of both countries' ambassadors and shouted: "No American embassy on Tunisian territory."

The Baptist hospital in Gaza City housed displaced people seeking shelter from round-the-clock Israeli air strikes in the coastal enclave.

The Israeli military claims it had no involvement in the deadly explosion and that the blast was caused by a misfired Palestinian rocket.

*This story was edited by Ahram Online

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