Hundreds of people took to the streets in Tripoli and other cities in Libya to protest against the devastating attack on a hospital in Gaza.
The protesters, carrying Palestinian flags and wearing Palestinian keffiyehs, marched through the city center before gathering at Martyrs’ Square. They expressed their support for the people of Gaza and condemned the actions of the “Zionist enemy”.
Similar protests also occurred in Misrata, located west of the capital. The strike on the Gaza hospital resulted in the death of at least 200 people, according to the health ministry in the Hamas-run Palestinian territory, which placed the blame on Israel.
However, the Israeli army claimed that the strike was caused by a rocket misfire from the Gaza-based militant group Islamic Jihad, a Hamas ally.
The prime minister of Libya’s internationally-recognized government, Abdulhamid Dbeibah, condemned the attack as a “despicable crime” and called on the international community, especially the major powers, to intervene and end these atrocities.
He emphasized that targeting medical and civilian facilities is a clear violation of the laws of war and must be stopped.