Published Saturday, 26 July 2014
Protestors outside the US embassy in Belfast on Saturday. (© Pacemaker)
As many as 1,000 pro-Palestinian protestors gathered at the consulate on the Stranmillis Road on Saturday afternoon.
People before Profit organised the rally - representative and city councillor Gerry Carroll told UTV they were calling for the US to withdraw its support for Israel.
"The American government is funding Israel to the tune of three billion dollars a year and that money is being used to buy tanks, jet fighters, bombs to drop and kill people in Gaza.
"So we are making the point today that the US is complicit in war crimes which are happening in Gaza and we're calling upon them to stop their support, stop their funding and stop backing the Israeli war crimes."
It was reported on Saturday that the Palestinian death toll in in the conflict has reached more than a thousand.
Those killed have mainly been civilians including children, over the past 18 days while Israel has lost 37 soldiers and two citizens.
International efforts are continuing to try to broker a longer ceasefire to prevent further loss of life.
© UTV News