JAKARTA, Tuesday, May 18, 2021 (WAFA) – Indonesians today marched in protest of the ongoing Israeli onslaught on Gaza in several Indonesian cities, including the capital, Jakarta.
Protestors marched to the US embassy and the United Nations mission in Jakarta in condemnation of the ongoing Israeli aerial and artillery bombardment of the besieged Gaza Strip and Israeli violations in Jerusalem, including the forced expulsions of Palestinians and encroachments upon the holy sites.
Waving Indonesian and Palestinian flags, the protestors shouted “Freedom for Palestine”, “Save Palestine” and held banner and placards denouncing the US support and bias in favor of Israel.
The protests were organized following calls from trade unions, including the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions. Similar protests were held in other Indonesian cities, including in Surabaya, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Makassar and Riau.
The Palestinian Health Ministry said the overall death toll since the latest onslaught began reached 212, including 61 children, and wounded over 1400 others, mostly children and women.