Bangladesh Left-Wingers Form Human Chain to Protest Israeli Atrocities
A leftwing Bangladeshi group Tuesday formed a human chain in front of the foreign ministry in downtown Dhaka, calling for an end to alleged Israeli atrocities on Palestinians.
Witnesses said some 100 members of the Bangladesh Ganatantrik Front would submit a memorandum to the ministry and that there was no report of violence.
The protest coincided with the first day of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in predominantly Muslim Bangladesh.
Men and women carrying placards and shouting anti-Israeli and anti-US slogans called on the world community and Bangladesh to take steps to stop alleged Israeli atrocities on Palestinians.
Dhaka, a member of the Organization of Islamic Conference, has repeatedly called for an end to the violence.
Reports from Jerusalem said, tensions ran high at the start of Ramadan Monday after Israeli commandos shot dead five Palestinians, despite steps to calm the Palestinian territories and revive the peace making.
Their deaths, with another two Palestinians dying of wounds suffered in earlier clashes, brought to 290 the number of people killed in the tide of violence that has washed over the region since late September – DHAKA (AFP)
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