Auckland protest against Gaza attacks
Sat, 17 Nov 2012 4:47p.m.
About 100 people have marched through central Auckland to the US consulate in protest against Israeli military action in Gaza.
The march ended this afternoon with some people throwing shoes at the consulate on Customs St, Radio New Zealand reported.
The protesters were angry at US and Israeli policies in the Middle East.
Israel has put up to 75,000 reserve soldiers on stand-by and vowed to intensify its continuing raids on the Gaza Strip after Jerusalem was targeted by a rocket for the first time in decades.
Twenty-eight Palestinians, including at least seven children, and three Israelis have died since Israel killed the Hamas (Palestinian) military chief Ahmed Jabari during an air strike earlier this week.
There have been further Israeli air strikes on Gaza City.
US President Barack Obama has since repeated the US's support for Israel's "right to defend itself".
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24/11/2012 7:57:21 p.m.
Hamid, I dont support war neither do i support whats happening in Palestine that't not war thats genocide. israel has one of the most sophisticated armies in the world united states sends them billions of dollars worth of support to fight Hamas including the Iron dome which is a really effective anti missile system which is also used for offenses to. Israel has taken no care what so ever, it has even launched missiles at schools, media outlets and places which have no links to any government.
I support what Russia today (RT) news reporters are doing they are not taking sides when something happens they say the full story and thats why there building got targeted by israel (blown up).
@ivan lol at how you think what im saying is propaganda just so you know Israel has occupied Palestinian territory, ILLEGAL ! occupation.
You cant invade a country and call it defending yourself thats not defending because you are the occupier.
How about you get a life and look over your "facts"
18/11/2012 9:41:34 p.m.
Faroqn, you says that Hamas is innocent with no army etc. May be, but why fire hundreds and hundreds of missiles indiscriminately on Israel civilians? At least, Israel when responding takes some care for warning the people in the buildings/government offices it target using surgical precision as much as possible. There is only ONE solution. Peace and co-existence, not revenge and hatred. Hamas/al-queda/terrorists are evil and idiots.
18/11/2012 5:53:59 p.m.
lets be honest here faroqn, there has not been a stop to the rockets that are fired on Israel daily, Israel is under constant rocket fire from Hamas every day. Hamas hides their rockets etc and fires them from within civilian buildings including schools, so when Israel strikes back Hamas blames them for killing children. Hamas intentionally shoots rockets at Israel civilians. Israel is just better at protecting its people. so get a life and look at the facts not the propaganda coming from Hamas and its lies, and they are proven lies.
18/11/2012 3:16:44 p.m.
@HAMID , Actually Hamas did not provoke Israel, Israel shot Palestinian children and then according to the media they retaliated with launching one missile which hit a road and did no damage and now Israel is bombing the Gaza strip and killing civilians.
All the American media is bias and only listening to what israel says. They are using these so called terrorists as an excuse to attack innocent people and Obama agrees with them being allowed to "defend" themselves where as Palestine has no support all road and ways out of palestine are blocked off by israel, they have no army, no soldiers and yet they are called terrorists.
This isnt the first incident, there is continuous bombing on the gaza strip.
You must check over your facts and not listen to the Main stream media as much, as alot of them tend to take on side.
17/11/2012 11:14:05 p.m.
Let us be fair here. This incident was started by Hamas to begin with as they fired scores of rockets into Israel. So unthoughtful and silly to provoke Israel response. They all must work for peaceful coexistence or else many will die.
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