Friday, August 29, 2014

Palestinians Hold Parade, Rally in Gaza
Palestinians in Gaza celebrate victory of IDF in 50-day war.
Sat Aug 30, 2014 1:21AM GMT

People of the Gaza Strip continue festivities for victory against the Israeli regime after seven weeks of aggression on Palestinians, Press TV reports.

On Friday, the Palestinian resistance group Islamic Jihad staged a parade and rally in Gaza City to mark the victory following 50 days of fighting.

The demonstrators praised armed resistance against the recent Israeli onslaught.

“Israel was broken during this war and the resistance fighters you see standing around here are determined to fight with the Zionist enemy until the complete liberation of Palestine,” said Dawud Shehab, a senior Islamic Jihad official, at the demonstration.

“We kept fighting until the last minute before the start of the truce and we will continue to train and equip our forces until the next battle with the enemy,” added Shehab.

The Egyptian-brokered truce, which took effect after Cairo negotiations on Tuesday, stipulates the ease of Israel’s seven-year-old blockade as well as the provision of a guarantee that Palestinian demands will be met.

Israeli warplanes and tanks started pounding the blockaded enclave in early July, inflicting heavy losses on the Palestinian land.

Nearly 2,140 Palestinians, mostly civilians, including women and children, were killed in 50 days of the Israeli onslaught on Gaza. Around 11,000 others were injured.

Tel Aviv says 69 Israelis were killed in the conflict, but Hamas puts the number at much higher.

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