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Extraordinary Assisi March of Peace staged for Palestine

2023-12-10T16:18:12.583Z

Highlights: Extraordinary Assisi March of Peace staged for Palestine. March held on Sunday to call for an end to the Gaza conflict. The 24-kilometre March from Perugia to Assisi is held every year in September. The starting point for Sunday's extraordinary march was the town of Santa Maria Angeli, which is some fourkilometres from Assisi. The march was organised by the Democratic Party (PD) and the Italian Association of Socialists and Socialists (ASPS)


An extraordinary edition of the March for Peace and Brotherhood to Assisi was held on Sunday to call for an end to the fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas. © ANSA


(ANSA) - ROME, DEC 10 - An extraordinary edition of the Marchfor Peace and Brotherhood to Assisi was held on Sunday to callfor an end to the fighting in Gaza between Israel and Hamas.
   Democratic Party (PD) leader Elly Schlein said she was takingpart to "stop the risk of a full-blown genocide in Palestine.
   "We wanted to be here to reiterate our request for an immediatehumanitarian ceasefire in relation to what is happening in Gaza,where a line has already been crossed," added the leader of theopposition, centre-left group.
   "There have been in an incredible, unacceptable number ofcivilian victims since the beginning of the conflict.
   "We repeat our call for the release of all the hostages (held byHamas) and for an end to the indiscriminate bombing of Gaza,which is affecting the civilian population.
   "Hamas is not the Palestinian people and equating the two is notonly a mistake, it is also a favor to this organization, whichinstead must be isolated, both among the Palestinian people andin the Arab world".
   The 24-kilometre March from Perugia to Assisi is held every yearin September since 1961.
   The starting point for Sunday's extraordinary march, however,was the town of Santa Maria degli Angeli, which is some fourkilometres from Assisi. (ANSA).

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