Libyans protest against Israel across country in wake of Gaza hospital attack

Oct 20, 2023 | International actors

Following the attack on the al-Ahli hospital in Gaza on 18 October, there was an uptick in anti-Israeli anger and protests in Libya.

On the afternoon of 20 October, a demonstration against Israel and in support of the Palestinians took place in Martyr’s Square in Tripoli, attended by nearly 1,000 people. Demonstrations also took place in Benghazi (in al-Kish Square; about 400 people), in Misrata (about 800 people), Masallatah, and Khoms. There were no violent incidents.