Washington DC - About 500 protesters gathered on Sunday at the start of the AIPAC conference demanding the week-long event be shut down.
AIPAC, which runs from Sunday through Tuesday in Washington DC, is an influential political conference that brings pro-Israel lobbyists and US lawmakers together to discuss future US policy on Israel.
"Hey hey, ho ho, AIPAC has got to go," the mostly young and energetic protesters shouted while banging on barriers separating them from the entrance of convention centre where the event is taking place.
"Palestine will be free from the river to the sea," they chanted.
Protest leader Abbas Hamidah said the turnout was proof that Palestinian Americans and their supporters are determined to show their support and solidarity for the Palestinian cause.
Images on social media showed people holding up signs showing their support for Palestine.
Among them were people holding photos of Ahed Tamimi, the 17-year old Palestinian who was arrested for kicking and slapping two Israeli soldiers in the Occupied West Bank.(FA)