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Dutch Islamic party seeks to pair Rotterdam with Gaza
NIDA, an Islamic political party based in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, is seeking to pair the city with Gaza in a demonstration of solidarity and support.
Speaking to OnIslam, one of two of NIDA's Rotterdam city council members Nourdin El Ouali said "we really want to reach out to the people in Gaza and support the rebuilding of their city," shortly after the party organized a pro-Palestine protest in the city, attracting up to 10,000 people - both Muslims and non-Muslims alike.
"During the second world war, the city of Rotterdam was occupied by German forces and bombarded repeatedly until it was fully destroyed. From a historical perspective, we can relate to what the people in Gaza are going through," El Ouali said.
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