Some 200 protesters rallied in central Tel Aviv on Thursday night, calling for a cease-fire in Gaza. The activists, largely identifying with left-wing political parties Meretz and Hadash, chanted slogan such as "Arabs and Jews refuse to be enemies," "in Gaza and Sderot, little girls want to live," and "Bibi and Barak, war is not a game."

Across the street, dozens of right-wing activists, including MK Michael Ben Ari, from the National Union party, engaged in a counter protest, chanting "everyone knows left-wingers are traitors," and "let the IDF in, let the IDF win."

In central Jerusalem, police arrested five people participating in a protest against Israeli activity in Gaza. The other 100 or so protesters dispersed, following the arrests.