People around the world protest against Israel’s war on Gaza | Israel-Palestine conflict news
Demonstrators around the world have gathered in solidarity with Palestinians in Gaza, condemning the high level of civilian casualties in Israeli attacks and calling for an immediate ceasefire.
Protests were held Thursday across Spain and in Mexico City, Rotterdam, New York, Rabat and elsewhere.
People also showed solidarity with the Palestinian people and called for a ceasefire at various 2026 FIFA World Cup qualifiers across Asia.
Students across Spain staged a second strike following a similar action last month. University and high school students gathered in 38 cities, including Barcelona, Valencia, Seville, Malaga, Bilbao, Zaragoza and Madrid.
Calls for a ceasefire to protect civilians in Gaza have grown more than a month into the war, which began after the Palestinian group Hamas attacked southern Israel on October 7.
Israel responded to the Hamas attack with airstrikes and a ground attack on northern Gaza, vowing to remove Hamas from power and crush its military capabilities.
At least 11,500 Palestinians were killed, two-thirds of them women and minors, according to Palestinian health authorities. Another 2,700 have been reported missing, and are thought to have been buried under rubble.
Internet and telephone services collapsed across the Gaza Strip on Thursday due to fuel shortages, prompting a possible long-term blackout of communications.
Israel has announced that its offensive against Hamas may be aimed at the south, where most of the population of two million people are taking refuge.