Gaza Strip, Tuesday, 11th of March 2008 (PCAS)– As siege of Gaza Strip still hitting all life aspects, some activists against siege expressed their anger towards the silent world. Tens of horses, camels, sheep, goats and donkeys rallied in front of the UN headquarters in Gaza City on Tuesday in protest of Israel’s crippling blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Palestinian activists fitted the animals with signs in various languages reading, “Where is the world’s conscience?” Save the children of Gaza”, “Gaza is dying; end the siege,” “Is the UN an international lie?” and “The UN has to end the siege of Gaza.”
Sami Akila, the spokesperson of the Sunna’ Al-Hayat society and the organizers of the rally said if the animals’ messages reach the international community, Gazans will try sign language in an attempt to make their appeals understood.
“We know that animals in the world are fed to glut, while the children of Gaza suffer from hunger and anemia and most of them go to sleep without having supper. You are concerned about dogs more than your concern about us contradicting your own human values and the treaties you signed and failed to implement,” Akila said, addressing the UN.
Animals in Gaza Protest March 17, 2008