Hundreds of Egyptian worshippers after Friday prayer at Al Azhar Mosque organized a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people- - Youm7
CAIRO – 13 October 2023: Hundreds of Egyptian worshippers after Friday prayer at Al Azhar Mosque organized a protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people, who are under the attacks and ongoing shelling by Israeli occupation forces in the Gaza Strip.
Citizens inside and outside the mosque chanted slogans: “With our soul and our blood... we will sacrifice for you, O Al-Aqsa.”
They also raised Palestinian flags denouncing the crimes of the Israeli occupation and the killing of civilians in the Gaza Strip, and the destruction of buildings and various institutions in Palestine.
The most of protesters were students and expatriates studying at Al-Azhar Al-Sharif, Egypt’s top Islamic Sunni institute.
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif has renewed its appreciation to the Palestinian people for their reclaiming their own land from the Israeli occupation.
Al-Azhar called upon all Arab and Islamic governments to stand against the inhuman Western situation which supports the Zionists’ violation of all the rights of innocent Palestinian civilians.
It also called for an international investigation into the war crimes that the Zionist entity has committed against children, women and the elderly in the besieged and isolated Gaza Strip.
Hamas' Qassam Brigades launched Saturday an offensive on Israeli settlements in the occupied lands by firing 5,000 missiles in 20 minutes, invoking airstrikes on Gaza that incurred scores of casualties and have not ceased until present.
Hamas fighters launched their military operation to put an end to the suffering of the Palestinians due to the Israeli siege on the Gaza Strip and due to the intensive provocative actions by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinians in the West Bank and Jerusalem.
Israel has 1,203 martyrs and wounded 5,763 others in the Gaza Strip, while in the West Bank, the number of the martyrs reached 29 people and about 180 injured.
Israel announced that the number of deaths reached 1,300 Israelis and 3,300 others were injured.
Egypt warned against the serious dangers of the continuous Israeli escalation against the Palestinians when the Israeli forces stormed and attacked many parts of the occupied lands in Jenin of the West Bank.