Gay human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell says that he broadly supported the demonstrations against the collective punishment of Palestinians for the activities of the Hamas regime in the Gaza strip. In a post to his facebook feed, Mr Tatchell, who has often been criticised by other leftists for his stance against fundamentalist Palestinian groups, outlined his solution for the region, saying: "Ceasefire now, humanitarian aid & prisoner exchange. Stop attacks on civilians & collective punishment of Gaza. These are war crimes. Peace with justice!