Around 200 school students gathered at the center of Beit Sahour tow, east of Bethlehem city in the southern part of the West Bank, on Monday to protest the Israeli attacks on Gaza.Marching from their schools, the children carried Palestinian flags and banners calling for an end to the Israeli attacks on Gaza and the imposed army siege.

Students then arrived at the town center, and teachers and students delivered speeches. A short prayer was conducted calling for end of the Israeli attacks on Gaza and peace in the Middle East.

There were no classes in the schools for two hours for the protest. The event was called for by the National Faction Committee in Beit Sahour Town.

The Israeli attacks on Gaza, which escalated on Wednesday and continued through Monday morning, left 120 Palestinians dead and over 300 injured. Of those killed during the five day long offensive, at least 95 were civilians.