People take part in a protest rally in Melbourne on Saturday, calling for an end to the escalating violence between Israel and the Palestinian Territories. AFP
In Sydney, protesters gathered at Town Hall to march through the streets, chanting slogans such as "Free, free Palestine" and "Free, free Gaza".
Israeli planes renewed air strikes in Gaza early on Saturday and Hamas militants in Gaza responded by firing rockets into Israel as their battle entered a fifth night.
Protesters wave Palestinian flags during a demonstration against Israel at the Town Hall in Sydney on Saturday. AFP
"I see an uprising," said one protester in Sydney, Walla Abu-Eid. "I see people who are no longer going to remain silent. People who are fed up, people who are responding to oppression and violence by standing up for themselves."
In Melbourne, protesters gathered at the State Library of Victoria and then marched to Parliament House, many carrying "Free Palestine" posters.
At least 132 people have been killed in Gaza since Monday, including 32 children and 21 women, Palestinian medical officials said.
Eight people have been killed in Israel, including six civilians, among them two children, Israeli authorities said.
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He added, “What we experience today will become something of the past tomorrow. Joining university and getting a degree was the ultimate end of our parents, but I assure you that education will never come to an end."
In a flash of a second, the men started to climb the pipe attached to the building forming a human chain.