Lebanese PM says world abandoned Palestinians

(MENAFN) On Monday, Progressive Socialist Party leader MP Walid Jumblat lamented that Palestinians in Gaza have been "abandoned."

"The Palestinian people in Gaza have been abandoned amid the siege, shelling and sniper fire," Jumblat tweeted.

"As if there is no Arab League, international community, a so-called United Nations or anyone," he added.

"I salute the people of Gaza and may God have mercy on the martyr Abdul Fattah Abdul Nabi and the rest of the martyrs," Jumblat went on to say.

Tens of thousands of demonstrators converged Friday on the Gaza Strip's 45-kilometer-long (28-mile) eastern border with Israel to demand their right to return to their ancestral homes in historical Palestine. In anticipation of the mass demonstrations, Israel deployed thousands of troops along the border. In addition to the 15 martyrs, the attacks injured nearly 1,500 victims
Dubbed the "Great March of Return," the protests also intended to pressure Israel to lift its more than decade-long blockade of Gaza.


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