PAKISTAN: PALESTINE PROTEST
Local News Islamabad, ISLAMABAD
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Transgenders in Islamabad rally in support of Palestine
Dozens of transgenders rally in the Pakistani capital , demanding a permanent solution for the Palestine issue.
Shotlist: ISLAMABAD , PAKISTAN (MAY 24, 2021) ( VNA – ACCESS ALL)
- TRANSGENDERS STANDING ON ISLAMABAD ROAD CHANTING (URDU): “I AM STAINED WITH BLOOD. I AM PALESTINE.”
- TRANSGENDERS CHANTING (URDU): “RULERS, STEP FORWARD. WE ARE WITH YOU.”
- HANDS CLAPPING/ ZOOM DOWN TO TRANSGENDER CHANTING: “DEATH TO ISRAEL.”
- PROTESTERS CHANTING: “LONG LIVE PAKISTAN”
- PLACARDS READING (ENGLISH) :” FREE PALESTINE”
- VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CHANTING AND CLAPPING
- (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL TRANSGENDER RANI KHAN SAYING:
- “There has been ceasefire several times, but after a while the fighting starts again. I believe that the Muslim countries should sit together and find a permanent solution. Look at Kashmir; it has not been liberated. Look at Palestine; there has been a ceasefire, but they are still not free.”
- PLACARD THAT READS (URDU): “DEATH TO KASHMIR”
- (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) LOCAL TRANSGENDER MEHK SHAH SAYING:
- “We believe that in the United Nations is not doing anything, at least the rulers and leaders of all Muslim countries should come forward to liberate Palestine.”
- VARIOUS OF TRANSGENDERS MARCHING AND CHANTING: “LONG LIVE PAKISTAN”
- PROTESTERS CHANTING; “DEATH TO ISRAEL.”
- VARIOUS OF TRANSGENDERS MARCHING THROUGH ISLAMABAD STREETS, CHANTING
Chanting “ I am stained with blood. I am Palestine,” the protesters marched through various streets of the capital city.
“We believe that in the United Nations is not doing anything, at least the rulers and leaders of all Muslim countries should come forward to liberate Palestine,” said Mehak Ali.
A ceasefire between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas in the Gaza Strip began early on Friday (May 21), bringing to an end 11 days of fighting in which more than 250 people were killed, most of them in Gaza.
But the protesters said they were afraid the ceasefire would not last long.
“There has been ceasefire several times, but after a while the fighting starts again. I believe that the Muslim countries should sit together and find a permanent solution. Look at Kashmir; it has not been liberated. Look at Palestine; there has been a ceasefire, but they are still not free,” said Rani Khan.
The fighting that caused fresh devastation in Gaza, shook up Israel and raised international concern about a slide into wider regional conflict.
Egypt, which mediated the halt to the fighting with U.S. support, sent a delegation to Israel at around noon on Friday.
A day after the ceasefire was announced between Israel and Hamas negotiated by Egypt , US President Joe Biden said that there is no shift in the commitment of his administration towards the security of Israel but insisted a two-state solution that includes a state for Palestinians remains the only answer to that conflict.