GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- Dozens of protesters rallied in front of the United Nations headquarters on Saturday in support of the al-Aqsa mosque and in condemnation of massacres against Muslims in the Central African Republic.
Supporters of the Popular Resistance Movement and other political parties protested against repeated Israeli incursions into the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem in recent weeks, stressing the unity of the Palestinian people in the face of the Israeli occupation.
Spokesman for the movement Khaled al-Azabat called for the restoration of Palestinian political unity in order to combat Israeli actions against the al-Aqsa compound.
Al-Azabat also condemned the ongoing killings against Muslims in the Central African Republic, denouncing what he called "French support" for the violence.
He called upon Islamic countries to act to stop the violence, and urged them to demand French action to stop the killings.
The Central African Republic has been wracked by violence since December, when a largely Muslim-rebellion overthrew the government. Following a deal in which rebel leaders stepped down, however, wide-spread attacks against the Muslim minority began.
Thousands have been killed and at least a million displaced in the fighting, while around 2,000 French peacekeepers and 6,000 African Union forces have struggled to contain the violence.