News ID: 8847
Publish Date:23 July 2012 - 10:15
Gazans Rallied Protesting Myanmar Massacre
Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have taken to the streets to protest against the massacre of the members of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar.
The demonstration was organized by the Gaza Ministry of Endowment and the Palestinian Muslim Clerics’ Foundation. 


Protesters condemned, what they described as, the ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims.


They also called on the international community to break its silence and stop the ethnic cleansing of the Muslims. 

"This is not a new thing for the world to remain silent, while Muslims are slaughtered. When there are minor violations somewhere else in the world, Western countries arise in the name of democracy,” Salem Salameh from the Palestinian Muslim Clerics’ Foundation told Press TV. 

"We call on all Muslims around the world to wake up and to step forward to stop the massacres against the Rohingya Muslims,” he added. 

According to recent reports, Muslims in Myanmar are in a tragic human plight. 

Reports say 650 of the nearly-one-million Rohingya Muslims have been killed since June 28 during clashes in the western region of Rakhine. This is while 1,200 others are missing and 90,000 more have been displaced. 

The UN has described the Muslim community as the Palestine of Asia and one of the most-persecuted minorities in the world. 

The Myanmarese government refuses to recognize Rohingyas, whom, it claims, are not natives and classifies them as illegal migrants, although, they have lived in the country for generations.
 

Press TV