The participants raised during the march Palestinian flags and trampled the Israeli flag. Head of Palestine’s supporters society Murad al-Yaqoubi said that the march came to commemorate al-Aqsa Intifada that started on September 28, 2000 in protest against Ariel Sharon’s provocative break-in into the holy Aqsa Mosque.
4,412 Palestinians were killed during the five-year Intifada while 48,322 others were injured. Al-Yaqoubi also pointed out that the event was organized with the aim of showing support to the women’s boat to Gaza and in solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.
There are currently 7,000 Palestinian prisoners held arbitrary in Israeli jails amid very difficult detention conditions.