Category: World / November 15, 2012 2:21 PM EST
Egyptians staged small protests in several different cities on Thursday (November 15) to express their anger at Israeli airstrikes on Gaza that have killed over a dozen Palestinians.
Around fifty protesters waving Palestinian and Egyptian flags marched to the Arab League headquarters in downtown Cairo, where an emergency meeting of Arab ministers will address the worsening crisis on Saturday (November 17).
The protesters demanded stronger action by the Arab world to end Israel's assault, with some calling for military aid to Hamas and other Palestinian resistance groups and for Egypt to allow them to join the fight themselves.
A Hamas rocket killed three Israelis north of the Gaza Strip on Thursday, drawing the first blood from Israel as the Palestinian death toll rose to 15 in a military showdown lurching closer to all-out war and an invasion of the enclave.
Palestinian allies, led by Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, denounced the Israeli assault on Gaza.