THE parents of Scotland's First Minister joined a pro-Palestine rally condemning the recent fighting in Gaza.

Humza Yousaf’s mother Shaaista Bhutta and father Muzaffar Yousaf joined hundreds in George Square on Saturday in protest at Israel's retaliation to Hamas attacks across the UK this weekend.

Thousands of people have gathered for pro-Palestinian demonstrations across the UK, amid international concern over the situation in Israel and Gaza.

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A gathering in London attracted a crowd of thousands, with police warning in advance that anyone showing support for militant group Hamas could face arrest.

More than 1,000 officers were deployed by the Metropolitan Police for Saturday’s demonstration in the capital, with other rallies and protests held across the country.

It comes as Palestinians began a mass exodus from northern Gaza after Israel’s military told them to evacuate ahead of an expected ground invasion.

The UN, human rights groups and others have been among those expressing deep concern about the impact of Israeli action on civilians, as the death toll continues to grow amid airstrikes and a siege on the territory.

The renewed violence came after an attack last week by the Palestinian militant group left hundreds of Israeli civilians and soldiers dead.