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Students in sit-in Gaza protest

More than 100 students are staging a sit-in at Cambridge University in protest at the actions of the Israeli military in Gaza.

Members of Cambridge Gaza Solidarity say they intend to spend the weekend inside the university's law faculty.

A spokeswoman said they wanted to show support for the Palestinians in Gaza.

Israel launched a three-week offensive against Hamas in Gaza in December. A reported 1,300 Palestinians and 13 Israelis were killed.

Israel has since declared a ceasefire, while Hamas has announced a one-week cessation.

The Cambridge Gaza Solidarity spokeswoman said the students took action after similar occupations were staged at other UK universities.

A sit-in demonstration at the Clarendon Building at Oxford University was held on Thursday and thousands of people have protested in cities across the UK to call for an end to Israeli attacks on Gaza over the past few weeks.



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