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Thousands participate in a pro-Palestine march in the British capital, London, and Pamplona

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Some have interpreted the term “intifada” as a call for violence, but others defend it as a call for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

Thousands of people took to the streets of the British capital, London, in the latest pro-Palestine and anti-war march in the Gaza Strip. The demonstrators commemorated the 76th anniversary of the Nakba, which forced hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to leave their homeland in 1948, the year that witnessed the establishment of the State of Israel.

The demonstrators carried banners, one of which depicted British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer with blue horns and Israeli flags across their mouths. One of them carried a sign that read: “Antisemitism is a sign of silencing the truth and justifying evil.”

Some have interpreted the term “intifada” as a call for violence, but others defend it as a call for solidarity with the Palestinian people.

The march went ahead despite months of complaints from the Jewish community and some MPs claiming that the Jewish community does not feel safe in central London while the protests are taking place.

The Metropolitan Police said it only has the power to ban demonstrations when there is a risk of serious disorder. The force is to guard the protest on the same weekend as four Premier League matches in the capital, two final matches at Wembley, and a demonstration at the Eritrean embassy.

Spain is also on time

In the city of Pamplona in northern Spain, thousands demonstrated in the streets on Saturday to demand a free Palestine. The rally was organized by the “Palestinian Committee” movement, and the march toured part of the streets of the city of Pamplona, ​​under the slogan “Free Palestine.”

The organized movement considered that in light of “one of the ugliest attacks in history,” citizens must take another step on the path of solidarity with Palestine. She called for an end to what she called “colonialism in Palestine” and holding Israel accountable for its practice of “ethnic cleansing.”

The march started from Bosquisillo, passed through Navas de Tolosa, Army Street, Conde Oliveto, Baja Navarra, Plaza de Merendades, Carlos III, Roncesvalles, and San Ignacio, and ended in Paseo de Sarasate.

Palestinian flags fluttered during the march, whose organizers condemned “genocide,” stressing that it would not be possible “without the political, economic, and military complicity of Western governments.” They also criticized the Spanish government, led by the Socialist Workers Party, which proposes, with one hand, to recognize Palestine, and with the other, continues to supply weapons to Israel.

Additional sources • A B-Noticias de Navarra