Gaza protesters in Belfast supported by GAA

People flying green, red, white and blue flags in the street
The parade and rally took place from Writers Square to Belfast City Hall on Saturday [BBC]

A parade and rally, calling for a ceasefire in Gaza, took place in Belfast city centre on Saturday afternoon.

Protestors left Writers Square and marched through the city centre to Belfast City Hall.

It was organised by Gaels Against Genocide, which is supported by some of the best known names in the Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA).

Flags from counties and GAA clubs across Ireland were flying, and speeches were made in front of the City Hall.

A black, white, red and green flag that reads Derry Gaels For A Free Palestine
Flags from counties and Gaelic clubs across Ireland were flying during the rally. [BBC]

There has been a surge in violence in the West Bank since the start of the war in the Gaza Strip, triggered by Hamas's deadly attack on southern Israel on 7 October.

A number of pro-Palestinian and pro-Israeli demonstrations have been held in Belfast since the violence started.

The UN says at least 480 Palestinians - members of armed groups, attackers and civilians - have been killed in conflict-related incidents in the West Bank, including East Jerusalem.

Ten Israelis, including six security forces personnel, have also been killed in the West Bank.