- Japanese hold protest to show anger at Israeli war on Gaza!
by Albert Siegel, Press TV, Tokyo
Scores of Muslims living in Japan along with Japanese citizens gathered near the Israeli embassy in Tokyo on International Quds Day to condemn the atrocities being committed by Israel against the people of Gaza.
Many people feel that the Japanese government is ignoring what they say are war crimes against Palestinians, so they decided to send a message to Israel expressing their anger.Everyone seemed to share the same voice in their demand for Israel to end their indiscriminate killing of Palestinians and end the inhumane blockade of Gaza. Israel’s continued attack on innocent civilians in Gaza has angered many around the world. With many governments not willing to publicly condemn what many see as war crimes, demonstrations like these continue to grow in size and frequency. Indeed, it seemed that the crowd grew larger as time went on with more people who wanted to be heard. For reasons not quite made clear, the police were preventing most demonstrators from going near the Israeli embassy and only allowing several at a time for short moments. Eventually, demonstrators were allowed to read a message to Netanyahu in front of the embassy. This limitation is highly unusual and has caused some concern among many who value freedom of speech and the freedom to demonstrate in Japan. Still, not even this would stop the people from being heard.