Shia Group: Israel Is Like Poison-Infected Sword For Muslim Ummah

Pakistan-based group of Shia students Jafria Students Organization has marked May 14 as ''Death To Israel Day.'' According to a report in the Urdu-language newspaper, the organization held a protest in front of the Karachi Press Club where its members displayed placards with slogans against Israel and the United States.

According to the report, the student leaders addressed the protesters saying: ''The existence of Israel is like a poison-infected sword for the Muslim Ummah. Fourteenth May is the unfortunate day when the Zionists illegally occupied the Palestinian land with the help of the U.S. and Britain.''

In the image above, activists of the Jafria Students Organization burn U.S. and Israeli flags in the Pakistani city of Hyderabad. The protesters expressed support for Lebanon's Hizbullah. 

Source: Roznama Jang, Pakistan, May 15, 2008; Roznama Mashriq, Pakistan, May 15, 2008