Palestinians protest in Bangkok (photoblog)

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Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in Gaza last year, during which more than 2,200 people were killed and more than 11,000 wounded, including almost 7,000 women and children, Palestinian protesters marched to the Israel embassy off Asok-Montri road in Bangkok today. Many of them were female, and they were accompanied by Thai sympathisers.

Chanting anti-Israeli paroles, they waived Palestinian flags and the yellow flag of Lebanese Hezbollah, holding up pictures of Palestinian children with devastating injuries from Israeli attacks on Gaza. Dozens of Thai police and intelligence officers could be seen there.

The mood was quite tense as the Muslim-centered protests came just two days after the Thai consulate in Istanbul was attacked by Turkish Muslims in protest against the deportation of dozens of Uighur Muslims to China by Thailand’s government, although both issues are in no way related apart from the fact that Muslims are concerned.

Palestinians protest in Bangkok
Palestinians protest in Bangkok in front of the Israeli embassy on July 10 to commemorate the 51-day Gaza war that began almost exactly one year ago © Arno Maierbrugger
Palestine protests Israel embassy Bangkok_Arno Maierbrugger
The Israeli embassy is located in the white building on the top © Arno Maierbrugger
Palestine protests Bangkok2_Arno Maierbrugger
The royal colour in Thailand is yellow, but these flags here carry the Hizbollah symbol with a fist holding an assault rifle with features resembling those of a Kalashnikov, or AK-47 © Arno Maierbrugger
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Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in Gaza last year, during which more than 2,200 people were killed and more than 11,000 wounded, including almost 7,000 women and children, Palestinian protesters marched to the Israel embassy off Asok-Montri road in Bangkok today. Many of them were female, and they were accompanied by Thai sympathisers.

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Gathering to rally on the annual Al Quds Day on July 10 and also commemorating the July 8 beginning of the 51-day war in Gaza last year, during which more than 2,200 people were killed and more than 11,000 wounded, including almost 7,000 women and children, Palestinian protesters marched to the Israel embassy off Asok-Montri road in Bangkok today. Many of them were female, and they were accompanied by Thai sympathisers.

Chanting anti-Israeli paroles, they waived Palestinian flags and the yellow flag of Lebanese Hezbollah, holding up pictures of Palestinian children with devastating injuries from Israeli attacks on Gaza. Dozens of Thai police and intelligence officers could be seen there.

The mood was quite tense as the Muslim-centered protests came just two days after the Thai consulate in Istanbul was attacked by Turkish Muslims in protest against the deportation of dozens of Uighur Muslims to China by Thailand’s government, although both issues are in no way related apart from the fact that Muslims are concerned.

Palestinians protest in Bangkok
Palestinians protest in Bangkok in front of the Israeli embassy on July 10 to commemorate the 51-day Gaza war that began almost exactly one year ago © Arno Maierbrugger
Palestine protests Israel embassy Bangkok_Arno Maierbrugger
The Israeli embassy is located in the white building on the top © Arno Maierbrugger
Palestine protests Bangkok2_Arno Maierbrugger
The royal colour in Thailand is yellow, but these flags here carry the Hizbollah symbol with a fist holding an assault rifle with features resembling those of a Kalashnikov, or AK-47 © Arno Maierbrugger
© Arno Maierbrugger
© Arno Maierbrugger

 

 

 

 

 

 

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