The Daily Life of Kawther Salam
..: The Israeli Terrorist Occupation is a Crime :..
January 2, 2009
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A huge demonstration against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza took place today in Vienna. Over 15.000 men, women and children from different parts of the Arab community as well as Austrian leftist organizations and Turkish, participated in the day of anger against the Israeli crimes.
The demonstration started at three o'clock in front of the Opera, they walked in the Ring street towards the Parliament. The street was closed for transportation by the Austrian police, and was held free for use of only the demonstrators. During the demonstration fireworks were heard several times. The organizers were not able to control the many children who were playing with firework in the middle of the demonstrators.
The demonstrators stopped before the Austrian Parliament and continued with their angry chant against the Israeli crimes and murders in Gaza. Then they continued walking to the Hofburg, where are the offices of Austrian President Heinz Fischer and Chancellor Faymann, they continued to Michaelerplatz and then via Kohlmarkt and Graben until the center of the city at Stephansplatz, were the demonstrators showed films about the Israeli crimes and horror in Gaza.
The demonstrators let black and white balloons fly as a protest against the Israeli crimes in Gaza. Several speeches were read before the demonstrators and the general public , while the whole city center was completely blocked by the huge number of demonstrators. The speakers were representatives of several Islamic organizations, the Arab, Turkish, Palestinian communities, and some Austrian political organizations. The speakers spoke about the crimes of Israel against the million and a half Palestinian in Gaza and the inhuman situation which the Palestinian live since years under blockade, about the shortage of food, electricity and oil.
speakers clarified that the continued killing of Palestinians is a war crime
which must end according to international treaties and laws.
Several petitions were spread during the demonstration.
Death toll 435, injured 2300, disastrous humanitarian situation
Dramatically the number of victims still rise to reach 435 while
wounded rise up to 2300 persons. The health conditions in Al shifa'
hospital still direful while not much humanitarian aids entering Gaza Strip
neither through Egypt nor Israel.
United Nations' OCHA said that Gaza is being exposed to the heaviest war actions ever. Meantime, many protests across all EU countries, USA, Australia, Arab countries and Asian are taking place. A considerable mainstream I is being automatically formed rejecting the recent Israeli deadly War against Gaza population.
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