Thousands of demonstrators marched in the Syrian capital Monday in a government-sanctioned protest to show solidarity with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
The crowds jammed Yousef al-Azma Square in central Damascus and several streets leading into it, waving Syrian flags and holding pictures of weeping Palestinian children
Some protesters pledged their lives for the Palestinian cause. "The students of Syria are ready to sacrifice themselves for you Palestine," read one banner.
Other banners read "Israel is guilty of killing more than a thousand Palestinian children," and "Israel is the mother of terrorism in the world."