Protesters Rally at Foreign Ministry as Minister Zameer Addresses Calls to End Israeli Attacks
Photo: Moosa Zameer
In a demonstration outside the Parliament followed by a march to the Foreign Ministry, Minister Moosa Zameer spoke in solidarity with Palestinians, responding to demands from protesters for a ban on Israeli passports and tourists entering the Maldives.
The protest, which began outside the Parliament, garnered the attention of some members of parliament who assured the demonstrators that efforts to expedite the anti-Israel resolution were underway.
Moving on to the Foreign Ministry, protesters urged the government to ban Israeli passports and blacklist Israeli officials. Minister Zameer, responsive to the calls, engaged with the demonstrators when they requested a meeting.
Expressing the government’s stance, Zameer stated, “Cease fire now, you know, that’s our stand. Cease fire now.”
However, despite Zameer’s statement, the President’s call for a ceasefire did not feature in any official releases from the President’s Office following the meetings.
The conflict, ongoing since October 7, resulted in a grim toll with over 12,000 Palestinians, including 5,000 children, reported killed in Israeli attacks.