Thousands take part in Birmingham city centre pro-Palestine rally amid Gaza conflict
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Thousands of protestors once again gathered in Birmingham city centre on Sunday afternoon (October 29) to call for an end to the conflict in Gaza.
The demonstration follows similar previous protests held over the last two weekends in the city centre.
Those at the rally called for an end to the war and chanted ‘ceasefire now’.
The demonstrators also chanted “Free Palestine” during the event.
The protest took place on the city’s High Street three weeks after Hamas launched an attack that killed 1,400 people. More than 8,000 people have been killed in the territory since then, according to Gaza’s Hamas-run heath ministry.
Israeli warplanes carried out air strikes early on Sunday near Gaza’s largest hospital - which is packed with patients and Palestinians seeking shelter.
Israel has said Gaza’s militant Hamas rulers have a command post under the hospital.
The strikes came a day after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced a “second stage” in Israel’s war on Hamas, three weeks after Hamas launched its own incursion into Israel.