Today: Tuesday, 5 December 2023 year

In the countries of the Western Balkans, thousands of people held rallies in support of the Palestinians.

In the countries of the Western Balkans, thousands of people held rallies in support of the Palestinians.

Thousands of people rallied in support of the Palestinian people in Sarajevo and Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina on Sunday, and hundreds more in Belgrade and Podgorica, local media reported.

The most massive rally of solidarity and support for Palestine was organized by the local Palestinian community on Sunday in the square in front of the Vječnica (city council) building in Sarajevo.

Thousands of people came as families, many with Palestinian and BiH flags. The mayor of the capital, Benjamina Karic, addressed the audience.

“Thank you, freedom-loving Sarajevo, thank you to all the mothers who brought their children, fathers, families, every citizen of BiH and Sarajevo who today spoke out in defense of justice and truth,” Dnevni Avaz, which published photos and videos of the action, quotes the head of the city administration.

In the center of the Bosnian city of Tuzla, a mass meeting was organized by the Bosnian-Palestinian Friendship Society together with the local Palestinian community. The organizers read out appeals from residents of the Gaza Strip about daily bombings, lack of medicine and operations on the wounded, “which are carried out without anesthesia.”

Several hundred people carrying Palestinian and Serbian flags and placards calling for an end to airstrikes on the Gaza Strip gathered on Sunday at Republic Square in Belgrade, where they held a moment of silence and paid tribute to the dead Palestinian children. Banners and leaflets also condemned the actions of the Israeli authorities and the West.

In the capital of Montenegro, the organizers of the rally “Montenegro for Palestine” called on the President of the Republic, Jakov Milatovic, to condemn the “genocide” against the Palestinian people and impose sanctions against Israel. Several hundred people holding Palestinian flags and “Free Palestina” signs then marched peacefully through the center of Podgorica from the UN mission building to Independence Square.