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A protest march in support of Palestinians near the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C. on May 15. Photo: Andrew Caballero-Reynolds/AFP via Getty Images

Thousands of people rallied across the U.S. and the world Saturday following days of violence in Gaza and Israel that's killed at least 145 Palestinians, including 41 children, and eight Israelis, per AP.

The big picture: Most demonstrations were in support of Palestinians. There were tense scenes between pro-Israeli government protesters and pro-Palestinian demonstrators in Winnipeg, Canada, and Leipzig, Germany, but no arrests were made, CBS News and DW.com report.

Police arrest a protester in Jerusalem at a May 15 demonstration organized by the Standing Together Movement, which calls on Arab and Jewish people to unite and demands the end of attacks on both Israel and Gaza. Photo: Daniel Rolider/Getty Images
Thousands gather during a rally to support Palestininians at Copley Square in Boston on May 15. Photo: Joseph PreziosoAFP via Getty Images
A protester stands shrouded in tear gas at a Protest in Solidarity with Palestine rally in Paris, France, on May 15. Police arrested 44 people at the banned rally, per France 24. Photo by Kiran Ridley/Getty Images
People gather in Brooklyn, New York, to demonstrate in support of Palestinians. Photo: Tayfun Coskun/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Thousands fill Nathan Phillips Square as the Palestinian Youth Movement leads a demonstration against the Israel-Gaza Strip clashes in Toronto, Canada, May 15. Photo: Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images
People carry the Palestinian flag during a May 15 march to the Houston City Hall in Houston. Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images
A pro-Palestinian demonstration in Berlin, on May 15. Photo: Stefanie Loos/AFP via Getty Images
People demonstrate in support of Palestinians in Los Angeles on May 15. Photo: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP via Getty Images
Pro-Palestinian demonstrators at Kensington Palace near the Israeli Embassy in London on May 15. Photo: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images via Getty Images
A pro-Israeli government supporter in Copley Square in Boston May 15. Photo: Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images
Riot police use water cannon on pro-Palestinian protesters outside the Israeli embassy in Athens, Greece, May 15. Photo: Dimitris Lampropoulos/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Go deeper: Biden in call with Netanyahu raises concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza

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Updated May 20, 2021 - World

In photos: Israel-Hamas aerial bombardments continue as ceasefire calls grow

Smoke billows following an Israeli airstrike at Gaza City on May 20. Photo: Mohammed Abed/AFP via Getty Images

Fighting between Israeli forces and Hamas entered an 11th day Thursday, as international calls grow for a ceasefire following the worst violence to hit the region since 2014.

What's happening: Israeli warplanes again "pounded Gaza overnight" and Hamas rockets hit "at least two" Israeli cities, the Washington Post reports. No rockets were launched from Gaza for roughly eight hours, but sirens warning of rockets in Israel resumed about 9:30am Thursday local time, per Wash Post.

Updated May 16, 2021 - Politics & Policy

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The first line of the Axios Manifesto is "Audience First." That's why we created our unique Smart Brevity style to get you smarter, faster, on topics that matter. But it also means we won't shy away from important stories that are worthy of more detail and more of your time, like our Deep Dives, Axios Investigates and now this deeply reported series, "Off the rails.” 

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Updated May 15, 2021 - World

Biden in call with Netanyahu raises concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza

Photo: Ahmad Gharabli/Nicholas Kamm/Getty Images

President Biden spoke to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Saturday and raised concerns about civilian casualties in Gaza and the bombing of the building that housed AP and other media offices, according to Israeli officials.

The big picture: At least 140 Palestinians, including dozens of children, have been killed in Gaza since fighting between Israel and Hamas began Monday, according to Palestinian health officials. Nine people, including two children, have been killed by Hamas rockets in Israel.