Egyptians take to the streets against massacres in Gaza



Wed, 18 Oct 2023 - 04:41 GMT


Wed, 18 Oct 2023 - 04:41 GMT

CPYP's Pro-Palestine protest on October 18, 2023. Press Photo

CPYP's Pro-Palestine protest on October 18, 2023. Press Photo

CAIRO – 18 October 2023: A number of protests have been organized Wednesday by citizens to show solidarity with Palestine's Gaza residents who have been sustaining Israeli shelling for 12 days in a row and to back the political leadership's stance against the displacement of Palestinians into Egypt's Sinai Peninsula.


Pro-Palestine demonstrations erupted at Al Nasr Square in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate. There were also others in solidarity with Gaza in Egypt’s Matrouh governorate in front of the building of the municipal authority as well as at Al Mahata Square in Asyut.


The Coordination Committee of Party's Youth Leaders and Politicians (CPYP) organized a protest to support Egypt’s strong stance rejecting the displacement of Palestinians.


CPYP protest comes in solidarity with the Palestinian people, and to denounce the crimes and violations committed by the Israeli forces against civilians, women and children.


CPYP members affirmed their full support for Egypt’s solid stance taken by President Abdel Fattah al Sisi in declaring his decisive rejection of plans to liquidate the Palestinian cause by displacing Palestinians to Sinai.


The National Coalition for Civil and Developmental Work organized Wednesday a protest, where members put on black clothes, in front of Rafah Crossing to call on peoples worldwide to pressure their governments to intervene to stop the killing in Gaza Strip and deliver humanitarian aid.


Members of the coalition called on social media users to share the tag of "Holding Out Until Aid Is Delivered," and to condemn the killing. They also performed prayers in absentia on the souls of Palestinian victims who have been falling since the outbreak of military confrontations on October 7.


Protests also took place in Mansoura University, Medical School of Cairo University, and the American University in Cairo as well as in the headquarters of the Journalists Syndicate and Actors Syndicate.


The coalition's statement comes as part of dozens others released by parties, unions, and various institutions to condemn the cruel Israeli strikes on the tiny enclave of Gaza, killing thousands of women, children, and civilians.


The more pictures and videos that come out of Gaza showing bloody and charred bodies of babies, toddlers, and children of all ages, the more the uproar amongst political and civil institutions, triggering protests in the country.



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