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Israel-Palestine war: Police clash with protesting Shiites in Kaduna


••2 feared killed

Scores of Members of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) popularly known as Shiites on Thursday protested along WAFF road, Condemning Israeli attack on the Palestinians at the ongoing war between the two countries.
Stones and pebbles threw by the protesters flew in different directions as motorists and pedestrians scampered to safety.
However, in an effort to desperse the protesters, police clash with them, as witnesses said two persons were killed in the process.
Though the identity of the dead victims were not known at the time of filing this report, witnesses added that they were commercial motorcyclists caught in the crossfire.
The protesters carried placards with inscriptions amongst others, “Death to Israel!. “We support Palestine”.
Also, a pamphlet written and distributed by one of the protesting member of IMN,
Aliyu Umar Tirmizi read, “The Islamic Movement in Nigeria (IMN) under the leadership of Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky is hereby declaring unalloyed support for the oppressed people of Palestine,who are facing the most inhuman suppression perpetrated by the illegal State of Zionist Israel.
The Israel occupiers have for the past 75 years been unleashing genocide, ethnic cleansing and apartheid on the unarmed civilians that include men, women and children.
“They have murdered thousands of children and the aged and have demolished houses and worship places of innocent civilians.
“The Zionist Israel has abused the sanctity of the holy Mosque of Al-Aqsa and terrorised innocent worshippers that visit the place.
“In recent times the Zionist Israel has increased its attrocities on the good people of Palestine where they have been using internationally banned weapons on innocent civilians and even attacked hospitals killing innocent people.
“All these attrocities are committed with full knowledge of the so called United Nations who have remained silent and subservient to the wicked plots of the Zionist regime. It is an understatement to say that the United States of America is providing funds in the name of military aide worth 3.27 billion Dollars annually to Israel.
“The oppressed people of Palestine and indeed human minded people from all over the world have risen against these attrocities.
“We are out to voice our support for the oppressed people of Palestine and to Condemn the attrocities perpetrated by the Zionist Israel with support from America and Europe.
“We call on all kind hearted individuals across the world to lend their voices in support of the oppressed Palestinians and condemn Israel and her cohorts”.

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