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    Tens of thousands of Indonesians demonstrate in solidarity with Palestine Jakarta: 14 September, 2003 (IAP News) Tens of thousands of Indonesians took to the
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      Tens of thousands of Indonesians demonstrate in solidarity with
      Palestine

      Jakarta: 14 September, 2003 (IAP News)

      Tens of thousands of Indonesians took to the streets Sunday to voice
      solidarity with the Palestinian people, tormented by a genocidal
      Israeli campaign aimed at driving them away from their ancestral
      homeland.

      The Islamic-oriented Justice Party in coordination with other smaller
      Islamic and national parties organized the huge demonstration.

      Protesters, while standing outside the headquarters of the United
      Nations in central Jakarta and the heavily fortified U.S. embassy
      several blocks away, condemned "Jewish Nazism" and "American
      connivance with Israel."

      Protesters also carried signs and placards reading "Free Palestine
      from Israel's colonialist occupation," and "Israel is the real
      terrorist."

      Many protesters also expressed anger at Israel's vow last week to
      expel Palestinian President Yasser Arafat.

      Speakers called for forming a united Muslim front against Zionist
      hegemony and American imperialism.

      "We know and the world knows that the zionists have hijacked America
      and are utilizing its immense power to attack and Muslims all over
      the globe," said one speaker.

      Another speaker emphasized that the responsibility for liberating
      Palestine and al-Aqsa Mosque was a collective Muslim responsibility.

      "The Aqsa Mosque doesn't belong to the Palestinian people or to the
      Arabs alone, it belongs to all Muslims."

      Indonesia is the largest Muslim country in terms of population. About
      85 percent of Indonesia's 210 million people are Muslim.
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