KU PROTESTS ISRAEL ATROCITIES
PRAYER ABSENTIA OF SLAIN HELD
Srinagar, July 11 (KNS): Slamming the world bodies for being silent spectators over the crises in Gaza and the killing of women and children in the region, Kashmir university students came out in open to protest against the Israel atrocities.
According to the KNS correspondent, students of the Kashmir university here immediately after offering congregational Friday prayers came out in large numbers and started raising slogans against the atrocities being committed by Israel in Gaza.
Reports reaching KNS said that Hundreds of students held a massive Palestine solidarity rally against the recent/ongoing Israeli aggression in Gaza. The Rally was to express solidarity with the Muslim brethren of Gaza who are under continuous bombardment of Israeli airplanes since past four days. It has led to more than 80 killings including women and toddlers. Also injuring hundreds of others and destruction of their houses.
Students while chanting pro-Palestine, pro-Hamas and anti-Israel slogans marched throughout the campus. “Down with Zionism”, “Long live hamas”, Stop the genocide in Gaza”, “Kashmir stands with Gaza” were some of the banners and posters in the rally.
Proctorial wing and police, as usual, tried to stop the demonstration but failed in the end due to stiff resistance from the students. The KU administration manhandled and abused the media men who were covering the rally and they also snatched the banners and posters from the students. The rally ended with offering a Gaibana nimaz-e-jinaza for the martyrs of Gaza.
Later reports informed KNS that prayer absentia of those killed in Gaza by the Israeli strikes. The death toll in Gaza has risen as international pressure builds on Israel to end its four-day conflict with Hamas and Palestinian militant groups in the enclave. A Gaza health ministry spokesman said two Palestinians were killed and three injured in an Israeli air strike on Friday that brought the death toll to 100.
Rocket fire continued at Israeli cities, which have so far avoided fatalities, and Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz el-Deen al-Qassam Brigades, said on Friday it intended to hit Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion international airport, warning airlines not to fly to it.
The White House said late on Thursday that Barack Obama had phoned the Israeli prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, to offer to broker a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas. “The United States remains prepared to facilitate a cessation of hostilities, including a return to the November 2012 ceasefire agreement,” the White House said. (KNS)