Protesters in Dakar, Senegal, show their support for PalestiniansIt reiterated â€œits commitment to the advent of a viable Palestinian state coexisting with the State of Israelâ€™â€™.
They gathered in Dakar's Nation's Square on Friday beneath Palestinian flags, asking that the right thing be done.
"We condemn the dishonourable attitude of some countries that rush to support the Israeli executioner, providing him with money, arms, and political support in international meetings to justify Israelâ€™s crimes against humanityâ€.
The protestors were responding to a summons from a coalition of approximately 40 religious organizations in Senegal, where Muslims make up 95 percent of the population.
The government has taken the position of siding with Israel. This is what we do not accept because we consider that Israel is doing imperialism to Palestine, with the clear complicity of the international communityâ€, a Protester, Cheikh Aldiouma Ka, said
The West African country co-sponsored Security Council Resolution 2334, criticizing Israeli settlements in Palestinian areas, in December 2016.
Senegal has ties to Israel, which was one of the first countries to recognize the country's independence in 1960.
It reiterated â€œits commitment to the advent of a viable Palestinian state coexisting with the State of Israelâ€™â€™.