Two Million People March in Jakarta in Solidarity with Gaza

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied in Jakarta in solidarity with Gaza. (Photo: video grab, Palestine Chronicle)

A very large crowd gathered at Indonesia’s National Monument on Sunday to show solidarity with the Palestinian people amidst ongoing Israel’s genocide in Gaza.

This was the largest public gathering in Indonesia since the start of the Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip on October 7. According to the organizers, over two million people participated in the event.

The rally was organized by various pro-Palestine groups and saw the participation of several religious leaders and political figures, including the Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi and the Minister for Human Development and Culture Muhadjir Effendi, according to the Indonesian news agency Antara.

“We are here to represent the government,” Effendi said, according to Antara, adding:

“Do not doubt the government’s stance on Palestine. We will support Palestine with all of our strength until Palestine is free.”

For his part, Marsudi announced that the first humanitarian aid from Indonesia had been sent to Palestine.

Israel has, thus far, killed over 9,488 Palestinians in Gaza, including 3,900 children and 2,500 women, and wounded more than 24,000. Palestinian Ministry of Health reports and international organizations say that the majority of those killed and wounded are women and children.

Despite a massive Israeli military buildup around the Gaza borders and sporadic infiltrations on the outskirts of the besieged Strip, Palestinian Resistance continues to repel Israeli attacks.

To justify its military failure, the Israeli army continues to pound civilian homes throughout the Gaza Strip with new massacres reported everywhere in the besieged enclave.

Gaza has been under a tight Israeli military siege since 2007, following a democratic election in occupied Palestine, the results of which were rejected by Tel Aviv and Washington. 

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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