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Kuwaiti protesters rally in solidarity with Palestinians

By Faten Omar & Agencies

KUWAIT: Hundreds of protesters gathered at a demonstration at Irada Square on Sunday, organized by political and civil organizations. The event marked the 100th day since Hamas’ “Al-Aqsa Flood” operation and the Zionist-American criminal war of genocide against Gaza and Palestine that has claimed a surging civilian death toll and ravaged the besieged Palestinian territory.

The Zionist entity’s relentless military campaign has killed at least 23,968 people in Gaza, mostly women and children. Zionist strikes continued to pound southern Gaza on Sunday, with the Hamas government media office saying “more than 100 people were martyred in the attacks last night until 6:00 am in all areas of the Gaza Strip”.

“Hundred days is a period that may shape a future that may determine one’s fate, and today this period started a revolution to correct the path and achieve victory. Despite the wounds, the pain and the afflicted families, the Zionists were unable to reach a single (Zionist) captive,” MP Hassan Jowhar said during the demonstration opposite the National Assembly.

Lawyer Ahmed Al-Hammadi, Vice Chairman of the Civil Conservative Party, called on the Kuwaiti government to allow Kuwaiti lawyers to be a part of the historic trial in the genocide case filed by South Africa against the Zionist entity at The Hague. “I’m calling on the ministry of foreign affairs in Kuwait to join or send a defense team to the International Court of Justice to support South Africa,” he said.

Lulwa Al-Mulla, Chairperson of the Women’s Cultural and Social Society, passionately stated: “Today, Gaza is witnessing the largest genocide in history. All of this is happening in front of television cameras, and everyone is watching. We call on the international community and organizations to confront the brutal practices against a defenseless people.”

The conflict has created a dire humanitarian crisis for the 2.4 million people in Gaza, the United Nations and aid groups warn, and reduced much of the coastal strip to rubble. A correspondent in Rafah, in southern Gaza near the border with Egypt, saw a thick column of smoke after strikes on the city where many displaced Palestinians have sought shelter in makeshift tents.

Fears that the conflict could spread across the wider region grew when new strikes hit Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, after the rebels warned of more attacks in solidarity with Gaza on Zionist-linked Red Sea shipping. Hamas’ military wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades reported “clashes with Zionist forces” in Khan Yunis. Further south, 80-year-old Palestinian Nimma Al-Akhras said a strike had destroyed her house in Rafah. “We started to scream and I couldn’t move,” she recounted, “but someone pulled me out and put me on a cart.”

At Rafah’s Al-Najjar hospital, mourners prayed near the bodies of slain relatives. One man, Bassem Araf, held up a photo of a child and said: “She died hungry ... This is the resistance they are targeting in Gaza, just children.” The Gaza Strip’s people suffer acute shortages of food, water, medicine and fuel, and the health system is collapsing.

“The massive death, destruction, displacement, hunger, loss and grief of the last 100 days are staining our shared humanity,” said Philippe Lazzarini, head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees UNRWA, during a visit to Gaza on Saturday. He warned an entire generation of children in Gaza were being “traumatized”, diseases were spreading and the clock was “ticking fast towards famine”.

In the occupied West Bank, where violence has surged since early October, Zionist forces killed three Palestinians on Sunday, including two who were shot dead when their car broke through a checkpoint. The Zionist army also said troops detained two sisters of Saleh Al-Aruri, Hamas’s deputy leader who was killed in a strike in Lebanon this month.

The brother-in-law of Aruri, Awar Al-Aruri, said the two women had been put into “administrative detention”, which allows for detainees to be held without charge or trial for renewable periods of up to six months. The Palestinian Prisoners’ Club advocacy group said 5,875 Palestinians have been detained in the West Bank since the Gaza war began.

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