Protestors, including peace campaigners and activists for Palestinian human rights, called for an end to the blockade of Gaza and Israeli crimes against Palestinians.
On the same day in 2008, Israel began a land, air and sea attack for 22 days on the Gaza Strip, in which more than 1400 people were killed.
Israel used white phosphorus during the war, which resulted in horrific injuries.
After investigations, the UN found Israel guilty of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
“The vigil will send a clear message to Israel that its barbarity in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead has not, and will not, be forgotten,” Sarah Colborne, PSC’s Director of Campaigns and Operations, said.
“Israel must be held to account for the crimes it has committed, and is continuing to commit, against the Palestinian people. Allowing Israel to act with impunity simply encourages further war crimes. In the interests of peace and justice for all, Israeli violations of international law must end.”
After four years of Israel’s illegal blockade of Gaza, schools, hospitals, factories and sewage systems still are not repaired and people are still in misery.