Indonesians protest Egypt's wall on Gaza border / PHOTO

Indonesians protested in Jakarta Sunday against an underground wall being built on crossing Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip.

Indonesians protest Egypt's wall on Gaza border / PHOTO

Indonesians protested in Jakarta Sunday against an underground wall being built on crossing Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip.

Gaza is still considered under Israeli occupation as Israel controls air, sea and land access to the Strip.

The demonstrators from the Voice of Palestine support group carried banners reading "Stop Building Steel Wall on Gaza" and chanted "Die America, Die Egypt" in front of the Egyptian embassy.



Citing "national security", Egypt is now building an underground iron wall that the United States has voiced its support.

Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim nation, with 234 million people, is a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause.



Tunnels are the only links Palestine has to the outside world because of the Israeli blockade.

1.5 million Gazans still live under heavy Israel siege and Egypt still insists on not to opening the only Gaza border crossing in a move condemned by Muslims around the world in protests, leaving Gazans desperate to digging tunnels underground and risking their lives since 2007.

A group of international lawyers and human rights activists accuse Israel of committing "genocide" through its crippling blockade of the Strip.


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