Demonstrators are set to show their support for Palestine with a march to the town hall today, Saturday.

The march is set to make its way from Queens Park to Victoria Square between 2pm and 4pm.

The demonstration comes after an attack by Hamas – a militant organisation designated as a terrorist organisation by the UK – on Israel last weekend.

Israel responded with air strikes in Palestine, in particular the strip of land known as the Gaza Strip, to which it stopped all electricity and water as well.

There are hundreds of casualties on both sides with the toll rising all the time.

A spokesman for Bolton4Palestine said: “We are calling on everyone who believes in justice and human rights to join us in this demonstration

. “The Palestinian people have been suffering for too long, and it is time for the international community to stand up and demand that Israel end its occupation and respect Palestinian rights.”

Greater Manchester Police made no statement on the demonstration today but it released a statement on its response to the issue as a whole this week.

Superintendent Rachael Harrison said: "This is a worrying time for some of our communities and our thoughts are with those who are affected. We are doing everything we can to keep people safe and to ensure they are reassured by our presence.

"Our Neighbourhood Policing Teams and Force Intelligence Bureau are monitoring the situation in each of our districts whilst specialist resources are helping us to prepare for any events – like protests – ensuring they are proportionately policed."

Anyone with information can contact police on 101 or the LiveChat on

They can contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

This article was written by Jack Tooth. To contact him, email or follow @JTRTooth on Twitter.