Turks rally to show solidarity with Palestinians-Xinhua

Turks rally to show solidarity with Palestinians

Source: Xinhua

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2024-02-18 00:22:30

ISTANBUL, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- Hundreds of Turks on Saturday joined the global day of action for Palestine with a rally in Istanbul, Türkiye's largest city, to show solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The gathering took place on the historic Sultanahmet peninsula on the European side of the city, where demonstrators, holding Turkish and Palestinian flags, chanted slogans and urged for the Rafah border crossing, the sole passage between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, to be opened to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian aid to Palestinians.

A Britain-based Palestine solidarity group previously urged countries and cities worldwide to participate in a global day of action in support of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Israel has been waging a massive military campaign against Hamas in Gaza since Oct. 7 last year, after the movement's surprise attack on southern Israel that killed about 1,200 people.