As Palestinians are being forcibly evicted from Sheikh Jarrah, a Palestinian neighbourhood in East Jerusalem, and much of the world has been gripped by emerged video footage of Israeli troops firing on worshippers in the Al Aqsa mosque, the situation is now escalating as the world watches.
Israel has launched air strikes on Gaza which have killed 26 people at the time of this writing, including nine children, injuring hundreds more, while rockets launched from Gaza have killed two in Israel.
In response, Icelanders are hoping to make their voices heard, at least to their elected representatives, at a solidarity demonstration to be held in front of Parliament at 17:30 today.
Specifically, the aim is to protest “the military occupation of Palestine, and to demand sanctions on Israel until the occupation of Palestine is over.” The demonstration is being organised by The Association Iceland-Palestine, and it is expected that Icelanders of Palestinian descent will be in attendance.
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