Israel to host vigils in solidarity with Syrian protesters

February 9, 2012 18:09

Demonstrations will be held on Friday and Saturday night in Tel Aviv to show solidarity with the thousands of Syrians killed during the Assad regime's crackdown on the uprising that began last March.

The first demonstration, which will be held at the Clock Tower in Jaffa on Friday night, is entitled "Yaffa Syria one nation one pain". On the group's Facebook page, where 174 people had RSVP'd by Thursday, the demonstration is referred to as "an act of solidarity with the Syrian people and revolution".

The second demonstration will be a candlelight vigil held outside the Russian Embassy in Tel Aviv on Saturday. Organizers said the event is "a support rally for the Syrian people who are being butchered by the cruel regime of Asad [sic]."

The Israeli Arab community has drawn criticism recently for their lack of mass protests against the blood-letting taking place in Syria.

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