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Palestine: Hundreds rally in support of Venezuela's Maduro in Gaza City02:24

Palestine: Hundreds rally in support of Venezuela's Maduro in Gaza City

Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Gaza City
January 28, 2019 at 11:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people, organised by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), rallied in solidarity with Venezuela and in rejection of the American intervention in the Latin American country in Gaza City on Monday.

The march was held in front of the United Nations headquarters in the west of Gaza city. Protesters carried slogans and pictures in support of Venezuela and its President Nicolas Maduro.

According to Talal Abu Zarifa, the leader of the DFLP, "we will raise our voice as a rejection of this aggression and this American coup."

"We reject this aggression that challenges international law and breaks international legitimacy," Zarifa added.

The political situation in Venezuela remains unclear after Maduro was sworn in for a second term as president but Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Juan Guaido declared the inauguration illegitimate on January 10, claiming to be interim president himself on January 23.

Within 24 hours, the US and a majority of Latin America recognized Guaido as president and the US announced $20 million (€17.5 million) in humanitarian aid.

Palestine: Hundreds rally in support of Venezuela's Maduro in Gaza City02:24
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Hundreds of people, organised by the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), rallied in solidarity with Venezuela and in rejection of the American intervention in the Latin American country in Gaza City on Monday.

The march was held in front of the United Nations headquarters in the west of Gaza city. Protesters carried slogans and pictures in support of Venezuela and its President Nicolas Maduro.

According to Talal Abu Zarifa, the leader of the DFLP, "we will raise our voice as a rejection of this aggression and this American coup."

"We reject this aggression that challenges international law and breaks international legitimacy," Zarifa added.

The political situation in Venezuela remains unclear after Maduro was sworn in for a second term as president but Venezuelan opposition leader and head of the National Assembly Juan Guaido declared the inauguration illegitimate on January 10, claiming to be interim president himself on January 23.

Within 24 hours, the US and a majority of Latin America recognized Guaido as president and the US announced $20 million (€17.5 million) in humanitarian aid.