Bahraini Students Demand Closure of US Embassy; Anti-Israel Protests in Oman
Over 2,000 Bahraini students protesting Israel's "war of extermination" against the Palestinians on Tuesday demanded that the United States embassy in Manama be closed.
The students, who protested on Bahrain University campus, chanted slogans hostile to the United States and demanded that the Bahraini King shut down the US diplomatic mission, according to witnesses, AFP reported.
In addition, they waved banners calling for the "halting of butchery committed against the Palestinians."
Anti-Israeli and anti-US demonstrations have been regularly held in Bahrain since the beginning of the intifada, or uprising, in the Palestinian territories more than 18 months ago.
Elsewhere in the Gulf, hundreds of people took to the streets of Oman's capital Muscat to protest the "atrocities committed by Israeli occupation forces" against the Palestinians, according to Oman News Agency. (Albawaba.com)
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