RAMALLAH/JORDAN (Agencies) - The Israeli offensive on Gaza has sparked angry protests across the world, particularly in the Muslim World, with tens of thousands of enraged people thronged the capitals of their respective countries on Friday to denounce the Jewish state's brutality against innocent Palestinians. The demonstrators and religious leaders demanded immediate halt to the strikes. They said this is a war between Islam and infidels. Afghan religious leaders said they were ready to send Mujahideen as well as suicide attackers to support the Palestinians. Tens of thousands took to the streets of Jakarta, thousands demonstrated in Afghanistan and Turkey, some burning Israeli flags and more than 4,000 Muslims paraded in Sydney. Protest rallies were also held in Jordan, Turkey, Kenya, Germany, South Africa, Britain, Czech Republic, Rome, Malaysia and India. The protesters chanted "Death to Israel, Death to America". They carried banners reading, "Stop genocide of Palestinians" and "US, Israel don't provoke Muslims to become terrorists like you." A leader of Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party, Bulent Gedikli, said Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert "deserved a pair of shoes to be thrown at him," referring to an incident last month when an Iraqi journalist threw shoes at President George W. Bush. Thousands of Palestinians held angry protests in east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank on Friday after Hamas called for a "day of wrath" against Israel's blitz of Gaza. "We will sacrifice our soul and our blood for Gaza," demonstrators chanted in Ramallah, West Bank's political capital and the seat of President Mahmud Abbas' Palestinian Authority. In annexed Arab east Jerusalem, where Israeli security forces were out in force, Palestinians hurled rocks at police in several neighbourhoods after about 3,000 people attended prayers at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound. Protests against Israel's relentless Gaza assault unfurled after Juma prayers. "Vengeance" cried a group of several dozen veiled women as they walked out of Jerusalem Old City's Damascus Gate following prayers. Following the Hamas calls, Israeli authorities restricted access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound to men over 50. Several clashes erupted between rock-throwing youths and Israeli police, who fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators. Hamas, which has ruled Gaza since seizing power in June 2007, vowed at Nizar Rayan's funeral to avenge the death of the firebrand hardliner. Thousands of protesters joined rallies all over Lebanon to condemn Israel's deadly raids and what demonstrators called Egypt's complicity in the attacks. In Beirut, hundreds of people carried caskets draped with black sheets that read "We are all Gaza" as they marched five kilometres from the Hamra shopping district to the Egyptian embassy. Meanwhile, in the Ain el-Helweh refugee camp located just outside of the southern city of Sidon thousands of Palestinians took part in a Hamas-organised rally, shouting out "Hosni Mubarak, just you wait. We are going to dig your grave." In Amman, Jordan police fired teargas at angry protesters to prevent them from approaching the Israeli Embassy in a demonstration against the onslaught on the Gaza Strip, a security official said. Around 2,500 took part in the demonstration, chanting "no Zionist embassy on Arab territory," he added. In another demonstration, around 40,000 people gathered at a sports stadium in Amman to express solidarity with Gaza, another security official told AFP. The protesters torched Israeli flags and pictures of US President George W. Bush, an AFP reporter said. In Afghanistan, thousands of Afghans demonstrated against Israel's atrocities on innocent Palestinians, chanting slogans against the Jewish state and its US ally, and calling for the defence of Islam. In Kabul, up to 3,000 protesters gathered for several hours outside a key mosque where they shouted "Death to Israel", "Death to infidels" and Islamic chants such as "Allah is greater," an AFP reporter witnessed. In Herat about 1,000 men and youngsters tore up an Israeli flag, torched banners and set alight a toy representing Israeli President Shimon Peres, an AFP reporter witnessed. In Indonesia, tens of thousands of Indonesians carrying banners and Palestinian flags staged a peaceful protest in the capital Jakarta to slam Israeli airstrikes on Gaza, police said. Organiser the Prosperous Justice Party said 200,000 people took part in the protest Meanwhile, thousands of Muslims staged a protest in Sydney against Israeli attacks after several local mosques urged namazis (worshippers) to attend the rally rather than traditional prayers. A crowd of more than 4,000 flocked to Parry Park in the city's Islamic heartland to demonstrate and pray for the victims of renewed violence in the Middle East. Local imam Ibrahim Abu Mohammad led the service, urging Israel to recognise a humanitarian crisis in Gaza and agree to a ceasefire. Egyptian police arrested at least 40 members of the Opposition Muslim Brotherhood on Friday as they prepared to hold protests against Israel's bombardment of Gaza, security officials said. At the capital's Al-Azhar mosque, about 100 demonstrators began yelling slogans against Israel and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Protesters rallied outside Egypt's embassy in London, urging Cairo to open its border with Gaza, in the latest in a week of demonstrations here over the Israeli military clampdown.