Saturday, 19th March 2011 – 14:14CET
A group of about 30 people joined a demonstration for peace in Palestine that was held in Valletta’s Republic Street this afternoon.
The group was led by Sanaa El-Nahhal from the Arabic Culture Information Society who chanted messages of peace and unity that were echoed by the small crowd.
They walked from Freedom Square to the law courts holding Palestinian flags and banners that called for political unity between the two rival governments: Hamas that controls Gaza and Fatah is in power in the West Bank.
When they arrived in front of the law courts a group of Italian students joined the demonstration and walked back to Freedom Square in solidarity of the cause.
The demonstration was meant to have taken place on March 15 when the international Palestinian community called for peace. However, due to a low attendance, it was held again today.