KHARTOUM: About 200 people in Islamist-run Sudan yesterday called for “jihad” at a demonstration against an Israeli assault on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.
The peaceful demonstration took place outside the Grand Mosque in central Khartoum following Friday prayers.
“Jihad! Jihad against America! Jihad in Gaza!” the protesters called, according to witnesses.
Israel began an offensive against Hamas-ruled Gaza on July 8 to stamp out cross-border rocket fire.
More than 260 Palestinians have been killed.
Israeli ground operations began on Thursday night to smash Hamas’ network of cross-border tunnels.
Israeli officials have long accused Sudan of serving as a base of support for Islamist Hamas. AFP