Dozens of protesters gathered in front of the US consulate in west Jerusalem on Saturday in support of the embattled Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad.
Arab-Israeli and Palestinian protesters waved Syrian flags and held portraits of Assad, an AFP photographer reported. Israeli police and security guards deployed outside the consulate did not intervene.
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"Down with imperialism and the reactionary conspiracy against Syria," one banner read. Another said: "Hands off Syria."
Other signs denounced Qatar and the Arab League, accusing both of joining a common front with the Unites States against Damascus.
The protest came hours before an Arab League deadline for Damascus to stop its lethal crackdown on a popular revolt and a day after Syrian security forces killed at least 15 civilians.