DAMASCUS (AFP) – Tens of thousands of Syrians and Palestinians have demonstrated in Damascus against what they termed “Israeli crimes” in carrying out work near the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem.
Streaming in groups to Youssef al-Azmeh square in the centre of the Syrian capital Tuesday, students and civil servants rallied to chant their anger at the “aggression against al-Aqsa”, the third most holy site in Islam.
Muslim and Christian religious leaders addressed the crowd with appeals to “defend the holy places” in Jerusalem, which include Temple Mount, sacred to Jews.
* Christians?’ Could it be that they have to be good dhimmies and show their solidarity with the Muhammedans out of fear? Could it be that the chinless ophthalmologist organized the march to deflect away from his incompetence to blame the Jooozzz??
Israel is carrying out repair work to a ramp leading to the mosque compound.
Demonstrators, who burnt Israeli flags, waved pictures of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, shouting allegiance to him while banners proclaimed “We will not bend before Zionist and American plans.”
Syria’s official news agency said “hundreds of thousands of citizens … reaffirmed Syria’s support for the Palestinian people and their just cause until the liberation of their land and the creation of an independent state with Jerusalem as its capital.”