Hundreds of thousands demonstrate in support of Gaza [Archives:2009/1226/Front Page]

January 19 2009

Mahmoud Assamie
SANA'A, Jan. 17 ) Following Friday congregational prayers, hundreds of thousands of Yemenis demonstrated in protest against the ongoing Israeli assault on Gaza and the genocide being committed by the Israeli army against its civilians.

Most preachers criticized the passive attitudes of Arab and Muslim leaders towards the “Israeli massacre and destruction of defenseless civilians in the Gaza Strip”. They called on Arab leaders whose countries border Israel to open passages to help the Palestinians. Demonstrators marched from the mosques into the streets of Sana'a and gathered in Al-Sabaeen area.

They chanted slogans expressing their support to Hamas and their opposition to Israel. They chanted the slogan “Ya Qassam Ya Habib