Around 7,000 people gathered at Tel Aviv's Rabin Square on Saturday evening to protest against Israel's military offensive in Gaza which is now in its 23rd day. The peaceful demonstrators called for an end to the genocide in Palestine declaring solidarity with the civilians in the war.
Candles were lit for thousands of Palestinians who died in the conflict which began on July 8. The people held pluck cards and banners saying "No more deaths - Israeli-Palestinian peace, now." According to the Israeli media, it was the largest protest against the Israeli military operation in Gaza so far.
The protest was organized by Hadash (Democratic Front for Peace and Equality), of which the Israeli Communist Party is a leading component; Combatants for Peace, composed of former Israeli soldiers and Palestinian fighters; and The Parents’ Circle – Families Forum, an organization of bereaved Palestinian and Israeli families.
Countries across the world have extended widespread support to the victims. Similar protests also took place in London, where an estimated 45,000 people marched to the Parliament. In the city of Durban, thousands of South Africans called for their government to boycott Israel and cut off ties with Israeli leaders.
Many social media pundits have been posting pictures of the hash tags written on their hands, while holding a passport to show the diversity of support for the Palestinian cause.