West News Wire: In the constrained Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank, thousands of people have taken to the streets to protest the violent Israeli military raid on the northern West Bank city of Nablus, which left at least 11 Palestinians dead and countless others injured.
They participated in nocturnal protests against Israeli assaults and massacres that were coordinated by the resistance organisation Lions’ Den.
The demonstrators held up photos of the victims of Israeli military raids on the Jenin refugee camp, Nablus, and East Quds, waved the national Palestinian flag, and sang pro-resistance slogans.
As a show of support for the Lions’ Den group, demonstrators arrived on motorbikes or in vehicles and set tires on fire at intersections while shouting loud chants of “God is Great.”
The presence of people in the Shuafat refugee camp in East al-Quds, Dheisheh refugee camp south of Bethlehem, al-Khalil, Ramallah and Nablus has been described as exemplary.
The Lions’ Den group had earlier urged Palestinians from all walks of life to participate en masse in the rallies.
Haniyeh: Palestinians, resistance fighters won’t allow burning uprising to die down.
Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of Gaza-based Hamas resistance movement, also said in a statement that ordinary Palestinians and courageous resistance fighters will not allow anyone to put out the burning uprising in the West Bank.
“We salute all proud Palestinians, who came onto streets early on Friday to turn entire Palestinian territories into a den of lions in response to the Nablus massacre,” Haniyeh pointed out.