TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Hundreds of Americans took to the streets in New York City to show their solidarity with the Palestinian nation amid the ongoing tensions in the occupied Palestinian territories.

The demonstrators gathered at the city’s iconic Times Square on Sunday and rallied towards the United Nations headquarters, calling for the end of Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands. 

Chanting “Free Palestine!”, the demonstrators also urged people across the world to boycott Israel, according to Press TV.

The protest followed similar events in Germany, the UK, Jordan, Turkey, Malaysia, Yemen and Iran over the past few days.

On Saturday, people held a protest in front of the Israeli embassy in London and set the regime’s flags on fire.

On Sunday night, People in Jordan amassed in front of the Israeli embassy in Amman and condemned the regime’s restrictive measures in the occupied Old City of Jerusalem (al-Quds).

Israeli embassy security guards clashed with the protesters and shot two Jordanians in Amman dead under unclear circumstances.

Tensions began to soar in the Old City of the occupied Jerusalem al-Quds after Israel fully closed off the compound to Muslims after a reported shootout on July 14 near the site that left two Israeli soldiers and three Palestinians dead. The move sparked far-and-wide condemnations across the Muslim world.

It restored access to the compound later, but placed metal detectors at its front, prompting Muslims to refuse entering the site.