Many European capitals and cities witnessed massive demonstrations at the invitation of the Palestinians of Europe, members of the Arab and Muslim minorities, and advocates of Palestinian rights in the European continent, in which a large crowd of participants of various orientations and affiliations participated to denounce the violent Israeli attacks against the people of the Gaza Strip, the Al-Aqsa Mosque and the city Jerusalem and the residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, who are subjected to a systematic process of displacement by Israeli settlers supported by the Israeli police.
These demonstrations that swept European cities coincided with the 73rd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba, as the demonstrators confirmed their outrage over the silence of the international community towards the Holocaust that the Gaza Strip has been subjected to days ago, which left many martyrs and wounded, including children and women, and left a trail of destruction and a huge number of residential buildings and infrastructure within the strip.
Mass demonstrations took place in many American states, concentrated in California, San Francisco, Washington, and New York in support of the Palestinian people and demanding an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and Jerusalem.
We’re holding @ Dolores Park #SanFrancisco currently. #FreePalestine #GazaUnderAttack #Gaza #ICC4Israel — Israel is a horrific monstrous sadistic psychopathic war criminal. All of the Zionists war criminals and supporters need to be imprisoned for life. pic.twitter.com/haoablhXy3
— Free Palestine (@domainawareness) May 16, 2021
The climax of the demonstrations was in the British capital, London, where the number of participants reached more than a hundred thousand participants from various Arab and foreign nationalities, in addition to several mass protests in many British cities such as Manchester, Bringham, Coventry, and Edinburgh.
One of the biggest rallies I’ve ever covered in London, 2 miles area from Marble Arch to Israeli embassy is packed with people and people are still joining.#MarbleArch #london4palestine #PalestineBleeding #Palestine #الاقصى pic.twitter.com/ypyhfUzEw6
— Farid Qureshi (@FaridQureshi_UK) May 15, 2021
19 demonstrations took place in different German cities, most notably the capital Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Bochum, Stuttgart, Cologne, Innsbruck, Munster, Fünsburg, Brimhaven, Kiel, Mannheim, Munich, Karlsruhe, Tübingen, Freiburg, Kassel and Leipzig.
Protests for Palestine in Yemen, Germany, Turkey, and London ❤️🇵🇸 #SavePalestine pic.twitter.com/EB2G4BpP7b
— cath ☀️📖 (@lagunabayfables) May 14, 2021
Demonstrations took place in seven cities, namely Stockholm, the capital, Leutburg, Malmö, Helsingborg, Krakhansad and Halmstad.
The city of The Hague, Maastricht, and Khrungen witnessed five massive public stands condemning the Israeli occupation’s targeting of residential towers, the media, and ambulance crews.
They also called on the International Criminal Court to do justice to the Palestinian people and to prosecute the occupation leaders for their crimes against the Palestinian people, who today are experiencing a second calamity, which is murder Displacement, siege, arrest, and all kinds of aggression.
The Belgian capital, Brussels, witnessed a massive public stand calling on the European Union not to align itself with Israel and equality between the tormentor and the victim.
Important speeches were delivered in which the attendees spoke about the extent of the blatant aggression against the Gaza Strip, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the city of Jerusalem, and they raised banners condemning the Israeli occupation and demanding that it stop all forms of violence and racial discrimination against the Palestinians.
Thousands of people who flocked to express their anger at the silence of the international community and demanded their right to return to Palestine and end the occupation, settlement, and Judaization to which the city of Jerusalem is exposed, and they raised banners calling for the trial of the Prime Minister of the Occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, as he is directly responsible for the outcome of the situation in occupied Palestine.
The squares of Geneva, Zurich, Lausanne, and Basel witnessed huge demonstrations, during which they expressed their rejection of the occupation and called for the European Union to condemn it.
More than forty demonstration points were monitored, the most prominent of which were in Rome, Milan, Florence, and other cities.
They condemned the silence of the European media towards the massacres committed against the people of Gaza and other Palestinian cities.
The Austrian capital Vienna also witnessed a mass stand that was marked by the massive Arab and European presence that annoyed the followers of the Israeli Likud, who exercised their suspicious role in their attempt to disrupt or disrupt the demonstrations by presenting the demonstrations as violating European laws and regulations, in an attempt to hide the truth and the Palestinian voice.
The Irish capital recorded a mass demonstration in the capital Dublin, in solidarity with the Gaza Strip and the city of Jerusalem.
In which a ban on gathering is imposed due to Corona’s measures, the demonstrators took to the streets, despite the ban, in the capital, Paris, Lyon, Strasbourg, Lille, Grenoble, and 43 blisters across France,
The Spanish city of Madrid was not far from this mass uprising as the demonstrators added their voices to other voices: No to the aggression against Gaza, nor to storming the Al-Aqsa Mosque, nor to displace the residents of Sheikh Jarrah, and yes to the legitimate Palestinian rights guaranteed by international law.
Solidarity came out in the Greek capital, Athens, to express their support for the Palestinian people.
It is noteworthy that the European solidarity activists pursued cases in the courts to confront the Israeli lobby in support of the occupation state and which seeks to prevent these demonstrations, as they achieved a breakthrough in the German city of Frankfurt when they broke the will to prevent the demonstrations, but the court’s decision was to proceed towards the continuation of the public protests.