Saturday evening, at least 5000 Israeli and Arab residents of Israel marched from the Rabin Square to the Cinematheque plaza Tel Aviv against the war on Lebanon and Palestine and the Israeli “war crimes” in the two areas.

The protesters carried posters against the war and the Israeli illegal attacks against the Palestinian and Lebanese people.

The protesters were attacked by dozens of fundamental Jews who hurled stones and various objects at them in addition to fist fighting with the protesters in several cases.

Several extremist Jews chanted racist slogans against the Arabs and Palestinians calling for the death of Arabs and Palestinians, “a good Arab is a dead Arab”, the extremists chanted.   

Meanwhile, the protesters chanted slogans against the Israeli defense minister, Amir Peretz, and held him responsible for the death of children and civilians in Palestine and Lebanon, and demanded the Israeli government to resign.

They also waved Palestinian, Israeli and red flags and pictures of children killed in Israeli attacks in Lebanon and Palestine.

The protest was organized by the Coalition Against War, the National Democratic Assembly, the Democratic Front, the Communist Party, the Israeli peace Bloc (Gush Shalom), the Refusenik movement, the Alternative Information Center and several other organizations.

Secretaries and spokespersons of several organizations and parties called for joint actions against the Israeli aggression and continuous military attacks against the Lebanese and Palestinian residents.