Anti-Israel protests staged in India-controlled Kashmir

14:21, June 05, 2010      

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Hundreds of Muslim residents Friday staged anti-Israel protests in Srinagar city, the summer capital of India-controlled Kashmir, eyewitness and police said.

The protest demonstrations were led by region's senior separatist leader and Chairman of hardline faction of Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Shah Geelani after Friday afternoon prayers, to protest recent attack by Israeli naval commandos on a flotilla carrying humanitarian aid goods to Gaza.

"Israel has been tormenting Muslims of Palestine since 1948. It has not only occupied Palestinian land but thrown out 4 million people from there. The recent example of Israeli barbarism on Muslims was the attack on the ship carrying aid to Gaza. The best way to tackle Israel is that all Muslim countries especially Turkey should snap their ties with it until they leave Palestinian land," Geelani said addressing a gathering in Srinagar.

Condemning the Israeli attack, Geelani said the recent attack is an eye-opener for Muslim world.

"Since Turkey has good diplomatic and other relations with Israel, the recent attack is an eye-opener for the people of Turkey and to the entire Muslim world. Time has come for all 57 Muslim countries to cancel all ties with Israel," Geelani said.

Israeli naval commandos on Monday attacked a flotilla that left eight people dead aboard the Mavi Marmara, one of the ships taking aid to the Gaza Strip.

Source: Xinhua


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