Activists in a number of world capitals organized demonstrations in support of the Palestinians, and demonstrations denouncing the Israeli aggression on Gaza spread throughout European and American cities.
Britons and health sector workers organized a protest in front of the British government headquarters in London, called for by the “Health Employees for Palestine” group.
The protesters demanded an end to the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip, and raised slogans and banners denouncing the Israeli aggression on the Strip, and others calling for an immediate ceasefire. The participants also performed prayers to mourn the souls of the martyrs in Gaza.
Marches took place in the French capital, Paris, the cities of Strasbourg, Rennes, and other French cities to demand an immediate ceasefire and condemn the Israeli aggression against Gaza.
The demonstrators called on the French government to take a more firm stance towards Israel, and raised slogans condemning what they described as international silence regarding the humanitarian situation in Gaza.
On the other hand, the French Foreign Ministry renewed its call for an immediate truce leading to a permanent ceasefire.
It also expressed its rejection of the policy of displacing the population of Gaza, and announced the imposition of sanctions on extremist settlers involved in acts of violence against Palestinians, expressing its desire to expand these sanctions at the European level.
Germany and Sweden
Demonstrators in the German capital, Berlin, demanded an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, and denounced the government's silence regarding Israeli crimes.
German cities such as Hamburg, Hanover, and Nuremberg also witnessed demonstrations demanding an end to the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip and the urgent entry of humanitarian aid.
In Sweden, demonstrations took place in various cities, denouncing the Israeli war and the continuing crimes against the residents of the Gaza Strip.
Italy and the Netherlands
The Italian city of Milan also witnessed a demonstration in support of the Palestinian cause and condemning Israel's genocide in Gaza. The demonstrators called on the international community to save Gaza.
The Dutch city of Khorikum witnessed a protest march denouncing the Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and demanding its cessation.
A number of American cities also witnessed demonstrations in solidarity with Palestine and demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. Dozens gathered in Chicago to demand an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and an end to American funding for Israel.
The demonstrators chanted slogans denouncing what they said was ethnic cleansing of Gaza residents and accused the Israeli army of committing crimes in the besieged Strip.
Participants in the demonstration described Israel as a racist state, stressing that peace cannot be achieved without justice. They also called for the provision of water and food to the residents of the Strip, which the United Nations says is on the brink of famine.
A march took place in the city of Little Rock in the US state of Arkansas to denounce the Israeli war on Gaza
The march – called for by the “Little Rock for Peace for Palestine” group – toured the city's streets, during which participants raised Palestinian flags and slogans calling for stopping the war on Gaza and saving children in the Strip.
Social networking sites published scenes of a march organized by supporters of Palestine that roamed the streets of New York City despite the falling snow, rejecting the war on Gaza and demanding its cessation.
The event included stops in front of prominent landmarks in the American city, most notably the New York Public Library, Times Square, the New York Times newspaper building, and the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, whose entrances were closed by police.