Protests around the world at Israel's air strikes in Gaza

Israel's air strikes against Hamas in the Gaza Strip have provoked protests around the world from India to Libya.

There were violent clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli police at the Qalandiya and Hawara border crossings and near Bir Zeit in the West Bank.

Palestinian protesters throw stones towards Israeli security forces during clashes near Ramallah Credit: REUTERS/Ammar Awad

More than 1,000 Egyptians gathered near Cairo's al-Azhar mosque on Friday and there were further protests in Tahrir Square today.

There were similar demonstrations in Libya's traditional centre of opposition, Benghazi, where protesters unfurled a giant Palestinian flag.

Demonstrators hold a giant Palestinian flag during a protest against Israel's military operations in the Gaza Strip in Benghazi, Libya Credit: REUTERS/Esam Al-Fetori

In the Indian capital New Delhi, protesters burned effigies of President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu outside Israeli embassy.

Student protesters outside Israeli embassy in New Delhi Credit: REUTERS/Mansi Thapliyal


Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal

Egypt has announced a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas that is set to begin at 7pm UK time. The announcement was made by the Egyptian foreign minister in Cairo alongside US Secretary if State Hillary Clinton.