THERE will be a peace vigil in Carmarthenshire each Saturday in support of a ceasefire in Gaza.

More than a dozen people of all ages attended a vigil for peace in Carmarthen’s Guildhall Square on Saturday, November 18.

The protest was organised by West Wales Friends of Palestine who have links with Palestinians in West Bank.

Spokesperson Dr Sue Davies told the South Wales Guardian: “It is lovely to see so many people enjoying Christmas festivities but there is no comfort and cheer in Gaza at the moment, only death and destruction.

“Although we are also mourning the recent death of Israelis, we feel the response of Israel to this is completely disproportionate, over ten thousand Palestinian people have been killed, most of them women and children.

“Gaza is being razed to the ground, there must be a ceasefire immediately to allow people to get food, water, shelter and medical aid; and for the hospitals to have electricity to allow treatments.”

The group is holding a vigil for peace every Saturday at Carmarthen’s Guildhall Square between 2pm and 3pm. On Saturday, November 25, the group says local MS Cefin Campbell will be taking part and speaking.

On November 8, the Senedd voted to call for an immediate ceasefire. Over the last 24 hours, it has been agreed that there will be a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas to allow for a hostage exchange, but it has not yet been agreed when this will happen.