KOTA BARU, 1 Jan 2009: About 1,000 students of Universiti Malaya’s Academy of Islamic Studies and the Sultan Ismail Petra International Islamic College (Kias) held a peaceful demonstration today against the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.
Kias president Syed Ridhuan Syed Kamar Kamaruddin said the 30-minute gathering at Dataran Kias was held to express their anger at Israel for killing innocent Palestinians.
The students carried banners bearing the words “We Condemn the Israeli Attacks on Palestine”, “We Muslim Students Protest the Jewish Brutality” and “Boycott Israeli Goods”. They called on all Muslims in Malaysia to boycott Israeli goods.
They also burnt an effigy of Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and the Jewish flag.
Syed Ridhuan said this first demonstration was held to create awareness, especially in Kelantan, about Israel’s brutality against innocent Palestinians. — Bernama