Several thousand university students demonstrated in eastern Afghanistan on Monday to denounce Israel’s recent offensive in the Gaza Strip, burning Israeli and U.S. flags as well as a Christian cross.

The students—some shouting “Death to Israel!” and “Death to America!”—marched outside their university in Jalalabad, close to the border with Pakistan, and blocked a highway leading into the city center.

A truce was struck last week between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers, bringing an end to an eight-day Israeli offensive against militants who had fired rockets into Israel from the Palestinian territory. The agreement is fragile, but so far the truce has stopped fighting in the Gaza Strip.

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