Azerbaijan House in Israel staged a rally in Tel Aviv, Israel to protest against the recent military provocations committed by Armenia in Tovuz district’s direction of Azerbaijani-Armenian border and to support the Azerbaijani armed forces which adequately rebuffed these provocations, the State Committee for Work with Diaspora told Trend.

Over 400 Azerbaijanis living in Israel participated in the rally. The participants holding the state flags of Azerbaijan and Israel and photos of Azerbaijani servicemen who heroically died in the April battles in 2016 and the recent battles in the direction of Azerbaijan’s Tovuz district, chanted “Martyrs are immortal, the Motherland is indivisible!”, “End Armenian aggression!”, “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” and other slogans.

During the action, participants of the rally made a statement expressing a strong protest against the provocations of the Armenian armed forces.

“The residents of Israel of Azerbaijani origin are proud of the successes of the Azerbaijani army,” the statement especially stressed.

“The young generation of the [Azerbaijani] diaspora in Israel has grown up, and its representatives are ready to show selflessness and heroism in the name of Azerbaijan, to contribute to the sacred task of liberating the Azerbaijani lands from the Armenian occupation.”

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on the withdrawal of its armed forces from Nagorno Karabakh and the surrounding districts.