Washington: Responding to a spontaneous call after Israeli Occupation Forces entered Gaza’s Al Shifa Hospital, hundreds of protesters are now demonstrating in front of White House, official residence of the U.S. President, demanding immediate end to this carnage.
It is about 11:30 pm in the U.S. capital. However, peace activists are demonstrating outside the White House and their number is growing by every minute as footage of Israeli Occupation Forces storming the Gaza hospital is aired live.
Carrying Palestinian flags in their hands the protesters are shouting “Biden Biden you can't hide, we charge you with genocide."
"Biden Biden you can't hide, we charge you with genocide."An emergency protest at the White House #now after the Israeli invasion of Al Shifa Hospital in #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/MAQ5YTbKOk— Quds News Network (@QudsNen) November 15, 2023
"Biden Biden you can't hide, we charge you with genocide."An emergency protest at the White House #now after the Israeli invasion of Al Shifa Hospital in #Gaza. pic.twitter.com/MAQ5YTbKOk
Others are chanting slogans "Biden, you are a liar", “Free Palestine”, “Israel is apartheid state” and “ceasefire now”.
The Israeli forces that were surrounding the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza since last two days stormed the hospital premised in the wee hours Wednesday November 15, 2023.
After breaking into Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza, the Israeli forces ordered the Director of Health, Dr. Munir Al Barsh, to go to the courtyard. However he rejected the Israeli order stressing that he is a doctor doing his job and will never cooperate with occupation forces.
Dr. Munir later told Al Jazeera that Israeli soldiers opened fire at those, who went through a corridor that the army announced a safe exit from Al Shifa Hospital.
Israeli forces are undertaking military operation in Gaza to “eliminate Hamas”. However, how many of Hamas militants have been killed in 40 days of relentless bombings of Gaza in unclear.
But, after killing more than 11,300 civilians, Israeli Occupation Forces have now waged a war against hospitals in Gaza under the pretext that they are being used by the Palestinian Resistance Groups as control rooms and hideouts.
The Palestinian Resistance Groups, including New York based rights groups working in Gaza and the hospital staff, rejected the Israeli claims.
The Palestinians Health Ministry and Hamas militants also invited UN and other international observers for inspection of the hospitals in Gaza.
[Image posted on social media platform X by JVP Bay Area.]
Thousands of protesters are also demonstrating in San Francisco to demand an end to Israel’s war on Gaza.
Videos shared on social media show large crowds of protesters marching through the Californian city holding Palestinian flags and placards calling for the U.S. to cease its support for Israel while chanting “Ceasefire now”.
The demonstration coincides with President Biden’s attendance at the annual summit of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation in San Francisco, where the US leader is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday morning, according to Al Jazeera.
"We’re marching for Gaza while Joe Biden is in town for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, chanting for ceasefire while political luminaries flock into town. Biden, Biden you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!” JVP Bay Area wrote on social media platform X whil sharing the video of the protest and calling for end the bombing.
Thousands in San Francisco now.We’re marching for Gaza while Joe Biden is in town for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, chanting for ceasefire while political luminaries flock into town.“Biden, Biden you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”End the bombing. pic.twitter.com/s2UVUSoBmy— JVP Bay Area (@JVPBayArea) November 15, 2023
Thousands in San Francisco now.We’re marching for Gaza while Joe Biden is in town for the Asia-Pacific Economic Conference, chanting for ceasefire while political luminaries flock into town.“Biden, Biden you can’t hide, we charge you with genocide!”End the bombing. pic.twitter.com/s2UVUSoBmy
Also in San Francisco, more than 700 Bay Area Jews and allies took over the Oakland federal building, demanding a ceasefire in Gaza.
"We are not leaving. We demand an end to this bloodshed. We will not see Jewish grief used to perpetuate genocide", the said.
Palestinians meanwhile flayed the silence of the world and international organisations, also holding them "partially responsible for what is happening" with medical facilities in Gaza.
“We have been for several days urging international organizations as well as the International Red Cross to save the patients at Al Shifa Hospital. But they rejected our calls and preferred to conform with Israel's objectives, and we hold them partially responsible for what is happening”, Gaza administration said in a statement.
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