Pakistan: Hundreds protest against Israeli aggression

Jamaat ud Dawa workers hold a protest rally against Israeli aggression in Gaza, in Hyderabad.

Hundreds of protestors on Thursday staged a demonstration against Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza at Liberty roundabout.

The protest was organised to express solidarity with the people of Gaza. The demonstrators carried placards condemning the United Nations and denouncing the use of force in Gaza.

The protestors chanted slogans against Israel. People from all walks of life attended the protest.

Maiza Hameed, a National Assembly member from the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz termed Israeli atrocities in Gaza as genocide. She urged the international community to put an end to Israeli aggression. Maiza said that this conflict was not about race or religion but simply about humanity and barbarity.

Ali Reza, a human rights activist, said, “We have gathered here to express solidarity with the people of Gaza. Hundreds of people have been killed. The Arab-Israeli conflict has displaced millions of people. Similar concern should be shown for the thousands of Iraqis killed by militants.”

Farooq Hassan, another protestor said that killing people in the name of eliminating terrorism had become common.

He accused Arab governments of being hand in glove with Israel. He said that Israeli aggression had rendered the entire world speechless. Hassan said, “Israeli jets remain airborne with fuel supplied by Arab countries.”

“The agony, torture and fear inflicted on children in Palestine cannot be justified as collateral damage,” Kehkashan Farooq, another demonstrator, said. She said that wars only fostered destruction…

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Meanwhile, Pakistan is pounding the hell out of North Waziristan (the operation is called Zarb-e-Azb), after the Taliban attacked the Karachi Airport, forced huge number of civilians to flee.

They even spoiled things for poor dude: Zarb-e-Azb operation spoils fourth wife dream of father-of-36:

Only thirty-six kids and three wives for him!

The ongoing military operation in North Waziristan may be making headway in clearing militant hideouts, but it has shattered the dream of one father of 36 children – to take a fourth wife.

Gulzar Khan is one of hundreds of thousands of people who have fled the North Waziristan tribal area since the army moved in to clear longstanding bases of Taliban and other militants.

Escaping the military advance meant leaving the 35-room house he shares in the North Waziristan village of Shawa with around 100 family members, including wives, children and grandchildren.

The 54-year-old grumbled that paying to transport his brood used up the cash he had set aside for his fourth marriage…