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Pakistan to observe 'Palestine Solidarity Day' tomorrow

ANI | Updated: May 17, 2018 21:18 IST

Islamabad [Pakistan], May 17 (ANI): To observe solidarity with the Palestinians, who are targeted by the Israeli soldiers at the Gaza Strip, Pakistan is set to observe Palestine Solidarity Day on Friday, according to a statement by Pakistan's Prime Minister Office (PMO).
"The government and the people of Pakistan would continue supporting their Palestinian brethren and present their case at every forum," Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was quoted as saying by Express Tribune reported.
So far, 62 Palestinians have been killed and thousands were injured in violent clashes with Israeli forces along the Gaza border since Monday, in what was the deadliest escalation of violence in the region since 2014.
A large number of Palestinians gathered to protest on the Gaza Strip's eastern border to commemorate the Nakba anniversary and protest the relocation of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which overturned decades of American foreign policy.
May 15 marks the so-called Nakba Day ('Catastrophe' in Arabic), which commemorates the 70th anniversary of the Palestinian exodus that resulted from Israel's declaration of independence in 1948.
The protests are also a part of the "Great March of Return", wherein the Palestinian protesters have asserted that they want to return to their ancestors' homes in Israel when they were displaced during the war between Israel and Palestine in 1948.
Many countries condemned the violent protests and called for international action against the "massacre committed by the Israeli soldiers." (ANI)