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About 400 people made up of Pas supporters and members of non-governmental organisations today held a demonstration outside the United States embassy to protest against Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that have killed more than 360 Palestinians.

The protestors gathered outside the Tabung Haji building in Jalan Tun Razak before moving to the front of the embassy at 11.30am while shouting slogans to protest the open US support for Israel’s actions.

Six representatives then handed over a memorandum of protest to an embassy official at the gates of the mission.

Batu Burok state assemblyman of Pas, Dr Syed Azman Syed Ahmad, said the memorandum was addressed directly to US President George W. Bush and Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

Dr Syed Azman said a relief squad comprising doctors and professionals would be sent to Palestine to help victims.

Cheras police district chief, Supt Abdul Rahim Hamzah Othman, said the gathering, which did not have a permit, dispersed at 12.30pm, adding that the situation was under control and no arrests were made.

Huge demonstrations had been held in major cities around the world to condemn Israel’s atrocities against the Palestinian people. – Bernama