From Iraq to Egypt, passing through Lebanon, Jordan, and Iran, thousands of people demonstrated in Middle Eastern countries in support of the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, which has been the target of Israeli bombing for seven days in response to the offensive launched by the Islamist movement Hamas.
In Baghdad, Iraq, protesters chanted slogans against the occupation and the United States at a protest called by Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr in support of Gaza. In Egypt, hundreds of people gathered near the Al-Azhar mosque in Cairo, expressing solidarity with the Palestinians and demanding urgent humanitarian aid for Gaza.
Iran, a bitter enemy of Israel, was the scene of massive protests in Tehran and other cities, where demonstrators burned American and Israeli flags and expressed support for Palestine and Hamas. In Jordan, more than 20,000 people gathered in Amman, chanting slogans and carrying Palestinian flags in solidarity.
Mass demonstrations in support of the Palestinians took place in countries such as Bahrain and Yemen, as well as Algeria and Tunisia. In Lebanon, the Iranian-backed Shiite Hezbollah movement showed its support for Hamas and declared its readiness to intervene against Israel.
These protests reflect the deep solidarity across the Middle East region with the Palestinian people and underline the urgency of finding a peaceful and lasting solution to the conflict in Gaza. As tensions continue in the region, the international community is watching closely and calling for calm and dialogue to resolve this humanitarian crisis.