AMMAN, Jordan: Protests have flared across the
Muslim world against Israel's air strike on Qana, Lebanon,
which martyred at least 54 civilians including many children.
Angry crowds marched streets and squares in different
countries. Crowds shouted support for Hezbollah, condemned Israel, the
US and UN and burned US and Israeli flags.
In Iran about 1,000 people protested outside the UN
office in Tehran. Children and women took part in the demonstration,
displaying paintings of Israeli aircraft bombing Lebanese civilians
and carrying banners calling for an end to the violence.
In Syria, thousands gathered in the capital, Damascus, for a march
organized by a women's union.
Protesters spoke of their anger at shock at the deaths
in Qana, but also of a growing discontent with the international
community and the UN.
In the Jordanian capital Amman reports said up to
1,000 people gathered at one of the city's universities.
There were also reports of protests in Kuwait,
Indonesia, India, Iraq, Pakistan and Bahrain.
Meanwhile, the Human Rights Watch accused the Israeli
Defence Forces (IDF) of treating southern Lebanon as a "free-fire
zone" and said that Israeli air strike on Qana is a "war crime".