Pro-Israel demonstrators will gather in Prague on Friday at 3 pm in front of the Israeli Embassy.
“We deeply regret any loss of lives of innocent Israelis, as well as the innocent people of Gaza and the West Bank. We want that the civilian attacks on each other to end immediately. Both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin called the attacks of extremists on both sides a civil war,” states the event on Facebook.
The program includes a mourner’s Kaddish for the victims of the conflict, prayer for the State of Israel and the Israeli national anthem HaTikva.
On the same day, protest in support of Palestine is to take place at 2 pm when pro-Palestine demonstrators will march from Malá Strana to the Israeli Embassy.
This comes after the President of the Czech Republic, Miloš Zeman, publicly announced solidarity with the state of Israel on May 14th by hanging the Israeli flag on the square at Prague Castle.
The violence between different ethnic groups in the region has been an ongoing issue for thousands of years, but the conflict between Israel and Palestine has resulted in multilateral international involvement since the Israeli state was first formed in 1948.
The most recent violence in the last week has stemmed from the threatened eviction of a group of Palestinian families in East Jerusalem, as well as violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police during the Muslim month of Ramadan.
The escalating tensions have led to missile launches and engagements between Israel and Hamas, a militant group in the Gaza Strip. The violence has already cost hundreds of lives and violent Jewish and Muslim mobs continue to clash in the streets.