Chanting "We want peace in the Middle East!," about 100 protesters marched to the Israeli embassy in Manila's central business district to protest against Israel's war on Lebanon and Gaza.
Against the wishes of Israel and the United States, the group is calling for an immediate ceasefire in the region. It also calls on the Philippine government to immediately attend to the needs of 34,000 Filipino workers in Lebanon, whom the coalition contends, are also victims of Israel's "collective punishment" of Lebanon.
It demands that the Philippine government severs diplomatic ties with Israel until it agrees to a ceasefire and initiate moves at the UN General Assembly to stop the war. The coalition said it is planning more protests, educational meetings, and other actions in the days ahead