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Tunisians Demonstrate In Solidarity With Palestine

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Tunisian cities on Saturday demonstrated in solidarity with Palestine as part of that country's Land Day commemorations, Anadolu Agency reports.

Tunisian demonstrators

Protests were held in Tunisia's capital of Tunis and Sfax, southeast of Tunis.

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered at the Avenue Habib Bourguiba in Tunis coloring the streets in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Tunisian demonstrators


Tunisian demonstrators

Banners such as "The people want the independence of Palestine" and "normalizing relations with ‘Israel', should be a crime" were carried by demonstrators.

In Sfax, the Tunisian Student Association organized the Land Day program in the city's main square.

Hundreds carried Palestinian flags and keffiyehs, a symbol of Palestinian independence.

Tunisian demonstrators

Tunisian demonstrators

Demonstrations that began Friday in the Gaza Strip are part of an annual Palestinian commemoration of the deaths of six Palestinians martyred by "Israeli" Occupation Forces [IOF] in 1976, during protests against regime land confiscations in northern "Israeli"-annexed Palestine.

At least 15 Gazans were martyred and hundreds injured when IOF opened fire on protesters.

Tunisian demonstrators

The rallies were the start of a six-week protest that culminates May 15, the day the Palestinians call Nakba, or Catastrophe, when the "Israeli" entity was founded.

Protesters are demanding Palestinian refugees be allowed the right of return to towns and villages their families fled, or were driven out of, when the entity was created in 1948.

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