As Israel continues its air campaign against militants in the Hamas-run Gaza Strip, protests expressing solidarity with the Palestinians living in the impoverished enclave have erupted in London, Istanbul, Los Angeles and other major cities around the world.
The casualties have mounted as the conflict inches closer to full-blown war between Israel and the Palestinian militants. More than 100 people have died in Israel's airstrikes and the militants' rocket fire in less than a week, many of them children.
In Los Angeles, protesters waved Palestinian flags outside the Israeli Consulate on May 11. (Photo by Ringo Chiu/AFP via Getty Images)
In Jordan's capital Amman, a man holds up a sign during a May 9 demonstration reading in English "We can not breathe since 1948," the date of the creation of the State of Israel. (Photo by Khalil Mazraawi/AFP via Getty Images)
Kuwaitis chant slogans during a May 11 protest in solidarity with the Palestinian people in Kuwait City. (Photo by Yasser al-Zayyat/AFP via Getty Images)
In Washington, protesters gather to demonstrate against Israel outside the US State Department on May 11. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
In Istanbul, demonstrators waved flags during a rally on May 14 after Friday prayers at the Fatih Mosque held to protest against Israel's attacks on the Gaza Strip. (Photo by Yasin Akgul/AFP via Getty Images)
In central London, police officers intervene to free traffic as pro-Palestinian activists participate in a demonstration outside Downing Street on May 11. (Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP via Getty Images)
In Cape Town, South Africa, demonstrators from a variety of political parties and social movements marched through the city center on May 12. (Photo by Rodger Bosch/AFP via Getty Images)