President Solih partakes in #FreePalestine campaign

Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, President of Maldives | Photo: President's Office

Malé, Maldives – President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has taken part in the “Free Palestine” campaign.

Palestinian flags are in high demand in the Maldives after protests went ahead as planned today from 16:00 to 18:00 to demand international attention for the Gaza attacks and show solidarity for the Palestinian people. With the escalating Covid-19 crisis, the protest is to be held at balconies by displaying and waving the Palestine flags.

President Solih, in a show of support to this movement, tweeted out the Palestinian flag, saying that the the people of Maldives stand in solidarity with Palestine.

The Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), have also shown their support by displaying the Palestinian flag on their big screen earlier today after request by numerous citizens.

According to the most recent reports, at least 212 people, including 61 children, have been killed in Gaza since the latest violence began more than a week ago. Some 1,500 Palestinians were also wounded.

The attacks on Palestine by Israel also mark a significant escalation in years, which has seen Israel bombard Gaza leaving the Palestinians living along Gaza’s northern and eastern borders to be forced to flee to temporary shelters amid Israel’s bombardment. 

Violence flared up on May 8 at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the east of the city. The site houses a mosque considered the third holiest in Islam, but it is also where the most holy site in Judaism, The Temple Mount, is located.

Within days of Palestinians having to face heavy bombardments from Israel, over 150 people and more than 40 children have been killed with more than 950 civilians injured. Hamas, which controls Gaza has been defending itself by attacking Israel with little difference. 

Just recently Israel had bombed the Gaza tower housing Al Jazeera, AP and international media offices which was met with horror and disbelief by audiences.