The fighting in Gaza has sent thousands of protesters into streets around the world.
In the Palestinian-controlled West Bank, children joined marchers waving flags and banners on Wednesday supporting the Palestinians in Gaza. In Lebanon, a crowd in Beirut cheered calls to back Hamas and to be ready for more Israeli attacks on Arab countries.
Hundreds of Palestinians in Argentina marched to the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires demanding that Israel withdraw from Gaza, while in Turkey, protesters gathered outside a basketball game scheduled between an Israeli and a Turkish team — forcing riot police to protect the Israeli team members as they fled before the game could be played.
A blogger at “My Random Compulsion” writes from Nablus, a town in the West Bank, about marching in protests there.
Blogger “Yohay” writes about an anti-war demonstration in Tel Aviv and posts pictures.
Blogger “Rayyan” describes anti-Israel demonstrations in London, which marched across the city to the Israeli embassy. Another blogger, “Sunny” of The Guardian’s “Comment is Free” blog, writes that he attended the same demonstration but was troubled by the religious overtones and other aspects of the march.
Anti-Israel protests in Paris turned violent, and the “ParisDailyPhoto” blog posts images of the resulting damage.
The “Islam in Europe” blog provides an overview of protests across Europe, including some in Germany, Finland and Greece.
In Iraq, a mass rally against the Israeli offensive turned deadly when a suicide bomber blew himself up near the protest.
Blogger “Pamela” writes that a pro-Israel rally in New York City drew wide support.