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Jamaat-e-Islami to hold pro-Palestine protest in Peshawar today

Workers will gather at Kabootar Chowk in Ring Road
In this undated photo, supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami participate in the pro-Palestine protest. Photo via Facebook/Jamaat -e- Islami Pakistan
In this undated photo, supporters of Jamaat-e-Islami participate in the pro-Palestine protest. Photo via Facebook/Jamaat -e- Islami Pakistan

The Jamaat-e-Islami would hold a pro-Palestine protest in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s Peshawar on Sunday. Party’s leader Hafiz Naeemur Rehman would lead the protest.

According to the party’s spokesperson, provincial leaders of the party would also participate in the protests. They are scheduled to gather at the Kabootar Chowk Ring Road at 6pm.

Supporters in vehicles would join the protest. “This will be the province’s biggest ‘Million March’,” it said and added that the Gaza issue was a matter of concern for the Muslim Ummah.

Israel’s retaliatory offensive against Hamas has killed at least 35,386 people in Gaza, mostly civilians, according to data provided by the Hamas-run territory’s health ministry.

The Muslim leaders have called for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and demanded that Israel must be held accountable for its actions.

Heavy clashes and bombardment rocked the southern Gaza city of Rafah Saturday, as the United Nations said 800,000 people had been “forced to flee” Israel’s assault on Hamas militants there.

Israel’s military said air strikes hit more than 70 targets across Gaza while ground troops conducted “targeted raids” in eastern Rafah, killing 50 militants and locating dozens of tunnel shafts.

Philippe Lazzarini of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees said that since Israel’s Rafah operation began, there had been a massive movement of people.

“800,000 people are on the road having been forced to flee since the Israeli forces started the military operation in the area on 6 May”, the UNRWA chief said on X.

He said people were fleeing to areas without water supplies or adequate sanitation.

(With input from AFP)

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