A protest against the ongoing killings of innocent civilians in Syria
took place outside the Russian embassy in Tel Aviv on Wednesday.
The protest was attended by Deputy Minister Ayoub Kara (Likud), as
well as by religious leaders from the Druze and Samaritan communities
in Israel and by Arabs from the Galilee.
Children who took part in the protest laid down in front of embassy
building, similar to the Syrian children who were massacred in the
country’s Houla region last week. 50 candles were lit in memory of
the 50 children who were killed during the massacre.
During the protest, Kara called on Russia to stop backing Syrian
President Bashar Assad and to expel the Syrian ambassador to Moscow,
as other countries have done in response to the Houla massacre.
Kara maintains close contacts with representatives of the Syrian
opposition and was placed in charge of coordinating the transfer of
humanitarian aid from Israel to Syrian citizens.