Díaz-Canel today led the rally that brought together thousands of Havana citizens

Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel led the rally of solidarity with Palestine that brought together hundreds of people at Havana José Martí Anti-imperialist Tribune in front of the US Embassy.

Havana, Cuba.- The gathering also demanded the end of Israel’s genocide against the Palestinian people in Gaza.

The mobilization is taking place in provincial capitals throughout the island, under the slogans Hands off Rafah, Stop the fire now, and End the genocide.

The rallies in Cuba as in the whole world are taking place before the announced new Israeli offensive against the city of Rafat, home to more than one million Palestinians.

President Miguel Díaz-Canel assured on Friday at the Summit of the Community of Latin Americana and Caribbean States that Cuba will never be indifferent to crime, and today thousands of Cubans are marching for peace, together with nations who fight for a better world.

“Enough with brutality, enough with abuse, enough with impunity,” the President stressed in a video posted on his account on the social network X.

Díaz-Canel denounced that five months ago humanity witnessed with horror a new holocaust because the Gaza Strip, the largest open-air prison in the world, is turning into an extermination camp under the criminal and incessant Israel’s bombardment.

The President also called for an end to the hypocrisy of the United States, which vetoes cease-fire resolutions in the United Nations Security Council, while his government acts as an accomplice to barbarism with its unscrupulous and anti-democratic exercise of the veto.

He denounced that Washington undermines peace and stability in the Middle East and by extension in the entire world.

Amid international rejection and in complicity with the United States, Israel has killed more than 30,000 Palestinians in 147 days of crimes, bombings, siege, and genocide in the Gaza Strip.


Demonstrations in support of Palestine took place simultaneously in all of Cuba’s provincial capitals and other cities.

Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel today expressed pain and indignation over the genocide of the Zionist state of Israel against the Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip.

In his profile on X social media, the Cuban leader wrote: “It hurts deeply #Palestine. The impunity of those who mercilessly bombard their people is outrageous.”

Diaz-Canel today led a rally that brought together thousands of Havana citizens to the Jose Marti Anti-Imperialist Tribune, in front of the U.S. Embassy, to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and denounce Washington’s complicity in the massacre.

At the event, attended by Prime Minister Manuel Marrero, Vice President Salvador Valdés, and other top leaders, multi-Paralympic champion Omara Durán reaffirmed the solidarity of Cuban women and people with Palestine.

She denounced that the Israeli aggression has claimed the lives of more than 30,000 people in the Gaza Strip since October 7, and threatens to extend to the city of Rafah, where more than one and a half million civilians displaced by the war are taking refuge.

She pointed out that among the dead in Gaza, there are some 8,800 women and 13,230 minors, including babies only a few months or years old.

The sportswoman said that Cuba is and will continue to be consistent with its history and principles, and will never be indifferent to a crime as atrocious as the one being repeated today in the Gaza Strip.

We demand the cessation of the Israeli genocide, which with the complicity of the United States undermines peace, security, and stability in the region and the world, he said.

At the event, Palestinian students in Cuba also condemned the genocide against the civilian population of their country, denounced Washington’s complicity in the massacre, and demanded an end to the Zionist aggression.

Demonstrations in support of Palestine took place simultaneously in all of Cuba’s provincial capitals and other cities. (PL)