All over the world, the uproar against the oppression of Palestine and the unwarranted attacks continue. What started off as a social media rampage, has now been taken to the streets. People have come out on the streets waving the Palestinian flag and chanting slogans to free them. The attacks started with Palestinian families in Sheikh Jarrah being forced out of their homes, and escalated to Israeli soldiers attacking the Al Aqsa mosque while Muslims were offering prayers during Ramazan.
The attack on unarmed worshippers evoked outraged amongst fellow Muslims and non-Muslim alike. What followed were days of tyranny and destruction with global peace organizations such as the UN not batting an eye despite public outcry.
Berlin protests for Palestine. I’ll do a thread here. #Palestine #NakbaDay pic.twitter.com/FkPSeuciot
— Amro Ali (@_amroali) May 15, 2021
Yesterday, it was announced that Israel and Hamas have agreed to a mutual ceasefire almost two weeks of ruthless bombardment by Israel that killed and displaced many Palestinians.
#Gaza was full of nlife tonight, 90% of the pics that I took are wonky AF, broken glass covers the streets like glitter, people seemed strong. It was dark so couldn't see any destruction yet. #FreePalestine pic.twitter.com/Dz8Ic4mCTr
— Omar Ghraieb🇵🇸 (@Omar_Gaza) May 21, 2021
Despite the ceasefire, the Israeli soldiers stomped into Al Aqsa mosque right after Jummah prayers.
Public figures, politicians and celebrities are making use of their platforms to raise awareness and counter the impact of ethnic cleansing by major media outlets.
The liberation of Palestinian people from Israel's apartheid regime is NOT antisemitism.#FreePalestine #rejectthefalsenarrative
— Osman Khalid Butt (@aClockworkObi) May 21, 2021
So, this is what you call a ceasefire?
You ain't bluffing no one. #FreePalestine #PalestinianLivesMatter https://t.co/M9UW9AIwG3
— Hania Aamir (@realhaniahehe) May 21, 2021
Let's not forget that Israel broke the truce in less than 24 hrs and a drama is trending rn #iqraaziz
Let's not break the momentum guys plz raise your voice for #FreePalestine #ISRAELBREAKSTHETRUCE pic.twitter.com/jIGkvIXgUO
— Iqra Jawad (@IqraJawad12) May 21, 2021
Still Israeli thugs are terrorising Palestinian worshippers.#ISRAELBREAKSTHETRUCE pic.twitter.com/pYPKuL0lXP
— Bint (@PalBint) May 21, 2021
The war faced by Palestine is not only a Palestinian issue but a global one. Therefore, besides the social media campaign, in Pakistan, several protests have taken place over the past few days to show solidarity with Palestine.
FREE PALESTINE!!!!!! Protest in Lahore today!!!! Pakistan stands for Palestine!!!!#FREEPALESTINE #PalestinianLivesMatter#gazaunderattack #PalestineUnderAttack#freeGaza pic.twitter.com/tu00sDi1kN
— Komal Shahid (@ArmedWithWords) May 17, 2021
• major protests in support of Palestine in Pakistan's capital Islamabad, calls for solidarity with al-aqsa mosque and gaza, end Israeli aggression https://t pic.twitter.com/eBVnbXJH9M
— Palestine Urdu English (@PalestineNews78) May 17, 2021
Many renowned celebrities and influencers including Mahira Khan, Osman Khalid Butt, Ayesha Omar, Sheheryar Munawar, and Dananeer have also joined in these protests. The protests in Pakistan continue with the aim to focus on Palestine, post-ceasefire.
There is still so much that needs to be done. The destruction and devastation that has happened, due to the continuous shelling, needs to be taken care of. Moreover, the threat to Palestinians is still omnipresent. The protests are a call to action.
Here is all we have learned from these protests so far:
Many rallied with slogan asking for liberation of Palestine while other emphasized that the current attacks are nothing but genocide.
Protests in #Pakistan yesterday calling for the Pakistan army to liberate Al-Aqsa and Palestine. #AqsaCallsArmies pic.twitter.com/ewJwpodxd0
— Ummu Fatihurrum (@fatihurrum) May 22, 2021
I am standing with top 100 CEO's of Pakistan who are protesting for Palestine…
Join them in this peaceful protest ✌🏻✊🏻@C100ThinkTank@ZAtalks@MSfoundationPK@MillionSmilesPK#C100standsWithPalestinians pic.twitter.com/mlgD0yxlkY
— Kiran Azam Official (@KiranAzam21) May 22, 2021
Highlights from today's protest 🪧 for Palestine in Lahore Pakistan. I was also part of it. #FreePalestine #IStandWithPalestine ❤️ pic.twitter.com/hDkzUQw8Ws
— Mohsin Zafar (@MohsinZafar888) May 21, 2021
Protests are also taking place today across the country. Here is some footage from the protests happening in Karachi.
Civilians march on conducting a peaceful protest with powerful slogans and the Palestinian flag reminding people that they still need their freedom.
This continuous solidarity is highly important because Palestinians have suffered and continue to suffer, still.
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Globally, too, protests are still ongoing for Palestine
Happening now: the largest Palestine demonstration in British history. Organisers announce 180,000 attending and people are still coming. Thank You!
— Malaka (@MalakaShwaikh) May 22, 2021
We hope that our society continues to spread awareness and ensure that we keep this conversation going. It is about time that we put a stop to this madness. However, beware of spreading false information and always fact check before posting something online.
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Cover image via tribune.com.pk