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The Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne on August 9, 2014. Protest leaders called for an end to Israel's bombardment and blockade of Gaza, the Australian government to cut all economic, political and military ties with Israel, the release of Palestinian political prisoners and the end to Israel's occupation of the West Bank & East Jerusalem.

Demonstrators chant anti-Israel slogans as they march down Swanston Street as part of a protest organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Demonstrators chant anti-Israel slogans as they march down Swanston Street as part of a protest organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Smoke and fire billow following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip. AFP
Smoke and fire billow following an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern of Gaza Strip. AFP
The Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza. The demonstrators urged the UN to convene a special general assembly to condemn the Israeli aggression and demand the country to abide by the International laws, Agreements and Conventions.  AFP
The Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza. The demonstrators urged the UN to convene a special general assembly to condemn the Israeli aggression and demand the country to abide by the International laws, Agreements and Conventions. AFP
A “bloodied” doll lies on the ground with a clear message for the world ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
A “bloodied” doll lies on the ground with a clear message for the world ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
A protester makes a peace sign as she listens to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
A protester makes a peace sign as she listens to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
A Palestinian boy is held by his father looking at the remains of house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS
A Palestinian boy is held by his father looking at the remains of house, which witnesses said was hit by an Israeli air strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. REUTERS
Protesters hold placards as they listen to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Protesters hold placards as they listen to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
People read the names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
People read the names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
The Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza. The demonstrators urged the UN to convene a special general assembly to condemn the Israeli aggression and demand the country to abide by the International laws, Agreements and Conventions. AFP
The Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza. The demonstrators urged the UN to convene a special general assembly to condemn the Israeli aggression and demand the country to abide by the International laws, Agreements and Conventions. AFP
Protesters stick names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Protesters stick names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City August 9, 2014. REUTERS
Smoke rises following what witnesses said was an Israeli air strike in Gaza City August 9, 2014. REUTERS
Palestinians pray next to the bodies of three members of Abu Hadaf family, whom medics said were killed by an Israeli air strike. REUTERS
Palestinians pray next to the bodies of three members of Abu Hadaf family, whom medics said were killed by an Israeli air strike. REUTERS
Protesters listen to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Protesters listen to speakers ahead of a march organised in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza are stuck on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP
Names and stories of Palistinian victims killed in Gaza are stuck on the Department of Foreign Affairs building during a march in support of the Global Day of Rage against Israel's actions in Gaza in Melbourne. AFP

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Ajay Aug 09, 2014 04:24pm

The Arabs nations do not love the Palestinians. They hate the Jews. Palestinians have been intentionally left to anguish in refugee camps by their Arab brothers,

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Rao Aug 09, 2014 06:30pm

@Ajay You are absolutely right.

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fida sayani Aug 09, 2014 07:25pm

Every honorable member of this planet has protest against Israel, the most came from the South American countries who are mainly Christians. The only one who are silent are the siblings/brothers of the victim. Even some Jews have condemned this Genocide. How low an individual/country can go.

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Alia Ali Aug 09, 2014 08:41pm

I am with the Palestine cause and anti state of Israel. However, I find the Hitler photograph and caption very offensive and hope that it will be removed.

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javed qamer Aug 09, 2014 10:35pm

Why do Indians read pakistani newspapers and make racially offensive comments. My request to indian readers please read your indian newspapers and comment as much as you want.

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saharkhan Aug 09, 2014 11:11pm

All muslims and peace activitest should pray for Gaza and do peace march every friday . someone has to tell isreal they cannot kill inocent children,

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Syed Husain Aug 09, 2014 11:37pm

From the photographs, it appears that these demonstrations are taking place in Europe. How is it that we have heard or seen any demonstrations in support of the Palestinians in Saudi Arabia, Egypt. Jordan, UAE, Yemen, etc - all of the Arab countries???????,

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L Ahmad Aug 10, 2014 01:09am

If Hamas terrorists stop firing rockets on Israeli citizens this situation would not have occurred. Stop blaming Israel.

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Nash Aug 10, 2014 02:05am

Religious terrorism is spreading like cancer and global powers have no clue on how to dEal with it

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amjad Aug 10, 2014 02:38am

@L Ahmad As long as these parasites continue to kill ppl in Gaza they will face resistance. Terrorist state of Israel will never have peace until it stops killing women, children and attacking hospitals/schools

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Emir Mussadak Aug 10, 2014 05:14am

@amjad Life in Israel is so very peaceful better than any Muslim country despite receiving wayward rockets fired by Hamas. Hatred achieves nothing.

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Kabir Aug 10, 2014 05:17am

Can someone please point me to a demonstration against ISIS killings, shia killings, ahmediya killings and waziristan killings. I want to join those demonstrations. I am willing to travel to any Islamic country. Some of these pictures in fact makes me support Israel more. Did you really have to bring in Hitler into this? This shows this crowd's mentality.

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jami Aug 10, 2014 06:57am

@L Ahmad mr ahmed you are a blind folded man, you do not nothing about abc of simple issue. Go and read somthing before writing here.

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brmurr Aug 10, 2014 08:09am

How about a global day of rage against hamas? Fortunately most people understand that this is one big publicity stunt by hamas. This is nothing but a giant fund raising and recruiting strategy for hamas. Unfortunately all hamas efforts are at the expense of innocent Gazans, and hamas couldn't care less.

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Ibn Adam Aug 10, 2014 01:22pm

@brmurr "This is all a publicity stunt by Hamas, unfortunately at the expense of innocent Gazans"? Let me remind you that those innocent Gazans you speak of were killed by Israel. How deploring of you to degrage the dead like this.

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Akbar Ali Aug 10, 2014 02:24pm

@jami Would you mind correcting your English first before telling others to read before writing here.

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Khalid Aug 10, 2014 06:50pm

@Alia Ali What is the difference both killed innocent civilians ?

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Naeem Aug 11, 2014 12:30am

@Nash This is not religious extremism - this is about freedom for a people who's land has been taken from them leaving them stateless & in the largest prison in the world!

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Naeem Aug 11, 2014 12:35am

@Kabir You have answered your question yourself - there are demonstrations against Israel precisely because people recognise the wrong being done here, even if their Governments fail to acknowledge this.

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Haider Rehman Aug 11, 2014 12:37am

Shame on us as a country. No major protest against Israel.

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Ali Aug 11, 2014 04:56am

@Nash

Stop doing injustice to the poor. Your concerns shall fade away.

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Waleed Ikram Aug 11, 2014 11:24am

@L Ahmad Wake up in which world are you living. Israel has occupied the Palestinian land It is their right to protest and resist against the aggressor.

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haris Aug 11, 2014 07:39pm

@Syed Husain Grand Ullema Council in Saudia has recently issued Fatwa against any solidarity march and protest within the Kingdom.

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haris Aug 11, 2014 07:41pm

@L Ahmad So you believe the conflict begins when Hamas started firing Rockets towards Israel? OK, All I can say "Welcome to the party of ignorant"

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Atul Aug 11, 2014 07:44pm

The people holding Hitler's poster tells the actual story about who are the real terrorist!

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Munir Mian Aug 11, 2014 08:20pm

Soon after World War I Western Jews started arriving in Palestine. By 1948, with the support of the Wet they succeeded in establishing the state of Israel, a homeland for the Jews by killing and driving out the natives of Palestine (Philistine) and by defeating disunited Egyptians and Syrian armies. By 1967 they had conquered all of Palestine and placed Gaza and the West Bank, territories still inhabited by the natives of Palestine under an unbearable siege. Gaza became an open prison. Israel is founded on a racist ideology: it is a homeland for the Jews in which Philistines, both Muslim and Christian are not welcome. In the 20 th century history repeated itself. In 1095 Crusading hordes invaded Palestine and founded a racist state by killing and driving out the Philistines. In 1187 Saladin (Salahud Din) a military genius crushed the Crusading army and finally drove the Crusaders out of Palestine.

Israel's founding fulfilled a prophesy, probably attributed to the Holy Prophet of Islam: "Jews will return to the Holy Land but will be driven out after a great deal of blood shed. Many will seek protection hiding behind rocks and trees". Muslims, especially Arabic speaking nations are disorganized and disunited. The second part of the prophesy will escape fulfillment until Muslims stop fighting among themselves. They have the manpower, resources, technology as well weaponry to crush a racist state in the Mideast that has become, like a cancerous tumor in the brain of the Muslim world. Israel presents a challenge to all Muslims, especially those who have developed weapons to match Israel's war machine.

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Alan Tonkin Aug 12, 2014 04:16am

Israel is a reality whether Muslims like or dislike its existence. In Pakistan anti-Israel, India & US rhetoric is the daily past time. Palestinians need pragmatic leadership which invokes the concept of reality accepting approaches. Hamas & Hezbollah are in fantasy land if they imagine they can wipe (Israel) off the map, which is their driving ambition. Fantasy land and imagine are soft concepts for what are delusional convictions. We have heard Hamas leaders and others in the Muslim world call for the obliteration of the Jewish state and Jews on the authority of their holy texts. It is all more the urgent that people able to see reality do not succumb to the delusional demonization of Israel by fanatics who value delusional goals above the lives of their own citizens.

Same sentiments echoed in the past that led to 1967 war which resulted in Jordan, Egypt & Syria losing a large swathe of their territories to Israel. Either we accept the reality & move on or forever languish in the deepening quagmire of war and poverty.

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Lakhkar Khan Aug 12, 2014 06:19pm

@Emir Mussadak Are you talking about Israeli hatred on top of stealing Palestinian land or Palestinian hate which is justified for being exterminated while their land being stolen?

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Mukesh Aug 12, 2014 08:08pm

No one is blaming Hamas who started this war due to their irresponsible actions

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Human Aug 13, 2014 12:46pm

Innocent Muslim killed calls for global rage... inncoent Ahmediya, Hazara, Christian burnt in Lahore, Karachi, Gujranwala is jsut some good muslims venting out their anger. No demonstrations for any wrong against non-Muslims by Mulsim declared nations.

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Bahadur Aug 13, 2014 02:12pm

@fida sayani : tell me something, How many. Muslim countries have condemned or come to the support of Christians in Iraq? Have shame, even to accept support from South American countries.

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Kolsat Aug 14, 2014 05:40pm

@Ibn Adam: All I have seen on our TV is wailing by Gazan women and calling Israel names. These women know full well that Hamas rocket sites being within residential areas civilian deaths are bound to happen but does Hamas care no. This shows that they are heartless fanatics not worth living in this world.

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Noorudin Bhamani Aug 15, 2014 07:20am

My Appeal to the Muslim Ummah, Do not be outrageous & call all sort of offensive names we can imagine to America or Israel for their genocide & bloodshed on our Muslim brothers & sisters or the Muslim State, Islam teaches us to be tolerant & peaceful till the ultimate movement. But, express your annoyance in a calm & peaceful protest.

Now is the time that we the Muslim Ummah with a population of more than 2.8 billion spread out all over the world should stand up & start taking action against the genocide & bloodshed faced by our Muslim brothers & sisters. Initially, we should stop using day to day products in our life, produced by the economical strong industries controlled by wealthy American Jews from now onwards, and within a span of time go further with the lager products, if this strategy is implemented by 30% of the Muslim Ummah, we will observe that within the next 10 to 15 years the strong American economy controlled by the wealthy families of American Jews will collapse on its knees with recession. That will be a victory for the Muslim Ummah, peaceful with no bloodshed, genocide or deadly wars.

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Mukesh Aug 15, 2014 07:23pm

No one cares when Muslims butcher thousands of Yazidis in Iraq and took away their women.

Muslims should watch their actions first before pointing at Israel!

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