Political parties in Bangladesh, including opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party, strongly protested the Israeli military attack on Palestinian people in Gaza and asked Israel to immediately stop the attack.
Former prime minister and BNP chairperson Khaleda Zia in a statement said peace would never be restored in the Middle East if Israel continues its aggressive attitude.
She urged the international community, including the United Nations, to mount pressure on Israel to stop the life-threatening and destructive military operations and to come forward in safeguarding life and property of the Palestine people.
Leaders of different left leaning political parties on Saturday at separate protest rallies in the city urged the Israel government to stop their ‘barbaric’ attacks on the Palestine people.
Communist Party of Bangladesh and Socialist Party of Bangladesh organised rallies in front of the National Press Club, protesting against the Israeli attacks.
CPB president Mujahidul Islam Selim, who chaired the CPB and SPB joint rally, said that Israel could lead the attacks on Palestinian people as they have the backing from imperialist American government.
The rally was followed by a procession that paraded different city roads.
Earlier on Friday, the foreign ministry said Bangladesh strongly condemn the Israeli aggression and called for an immediate cessation of its atrocities on the civilian population in Gaza.
Bangladesh maintains its principled position on a comprehensive solution of the Palestinian question in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions, the Arab Peace Plan and the Road Map.
Dhaka called upon all parties to exercise maximum restraint to avoid further loss of lives and resume dialogue to revive the peace process at the earliest towards a two-state solution.
Israel widened its air assault against the Gaza Strip’s Hamas rulers on Saturday, hitting a mosque it said was hiding rockets, as Palestinians said their death toll from the five-day offensive rose to over 125.