Japanese hold protest to show anger at Israeli war on Gaza


Israel’s aggression on Gaza has caused global outrage. Back in June 2014, more than 500 people staged a silent protest in Tokyo against the bloodshed in Gaza, the biggest such gathering in the Japanese capital.

As night fell demonstrators holding candles formed huge letters spelling “Gaza” in a city park, and offered a one-minute prayer for victims of the violence in the Palestinian territory.

Some waved Palestinian flags while others carried signs reading: “Stop the killing in Gaza. Japan cares.”

“We want people in Gaza to know that they are not isolated from the world,” said Sonoko Kawakami, one of the organizers.

“Gaza is far from Japan, but we are going to continue to do whatever we can do here.”

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