- Large crowds of citizens are reported to have today flooded into the places destined for blood donation operation for the Gaza victims, initiated by the Algerian health ministry in the capital Algiers, local reports have said.
The state news agency quoted the health minister, Said Barkat, during the launch of operation nearby Algiers Grande Poste saying "Algerian nation has always been marked by its high sense of patriotism and nationalism during the hard ordeals and its unchanging support to the oppressed peoples."
Minister Barkat is also said to have recalling other painful moments at double national and Arab plans, like inundations, quakes and war on Iraq, saying during that time the Algerian people displayed unwavering solidarity with the populations hit and with the Iraqi people.
In other developments, in solidarity with the Gaza assault victims, the official news agency also reported that some three million letters by Algerian children to the United Nations Secretary General and UNICEF Executive Director are planned to be sent at the initiative of the National Foundation for the Promotion of Health, and Development of Research (Forem) so as to stop the Israeli assault on Gaza. "We, Algeria’s kids, are dismayed by the Israeli aggression against Gaza. We ask you to demand respect by Israel of the International Convention of Children’s Rights," wrote Algeria’s children to in their respective letters, quoted by the Forem in a release issued today.
Several other sectors of the Algerian peoples have also sounded messages of solidarity and appeal for the stop of the assualt calling on the internation community to find reason for intervention.
Israel launched its week long assault on Gaza claiming counter-terrorism where scores of people and especially civilians have been killed.
Cease-fire initiatives and messages of pleas for the end of violence have been commenced from all corners of the globe.
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