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Egypt: mass protests against the government's response to Israeli airstrikes in Gaza but police moved to quell street protests over the issue.

Gambia: Gambian President Yahya Jammeh has called on "civilized members of the human race" to rise up against "this holocaust that has been unleashed on the helpless Palestinians, whose lands, human dignity and right to peaceful and dignified existence in their own country are being blatantly violated with impunity."

Mali: Several hundred people took to the streets of Bamako, the Malian capital, to protest against the Israeli bombings in the Gaza strip and show support for the Palestinian people. The protesters condemned the "savage" bombings of the Gaza strip and deplored the "indifference" of the international community in the face of the tragedy.

Namibia: The Namibian Government has joined the ranks of countries condemning the Israeli incursion on Gaza, describing the operation as a "disproportionate use of force" and calling on Israel to withdraw its troops from the Gaza Strip.

Nigeria: The Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA) has called on the United Nations to take decisive actions against Israel as was done against Yugoslavia in the case of Kosovo.

South Africa: Thousands of demonstrators marched to Parliament in Cape Town on Thursday to call for an end to Israel's offensive in Palestine's Gaza Strip.

Tunisia: Reporters Without Borders (RSF) claimed that independent journalists were assaulted by Tunisian police on December 30th. The reporters were covering a demonstration in Tunis by the legal opposition Progressive Democratic Party against Israel's Gaza offensive. Victims of the alleged police violence were Al Jazeera correspondent Lotfi Hajji and Al-Maoukif reporters Ismail Debara and Mohammed Al Hamlouny.