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Hundreds rally at NC capitol to protest violence in Gaza

Posted July 19, 2014

Hundred of people rallied at the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh Saturday afternoon to protest the continuing violence in Gaza.

— Hundred of people rallied at the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh Saturday afternoon to protest the continuing violence in Gaza. 

A statement from rally organizers says there is an emerging call for an end to the violence and for human rights and justice that will lead to safety and security for all Palestinians and Israelis.

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels. Troops on Saturday uncovered more than a dozen cross-border tunnels and battled Gaza militants. 

The government said its goal is to stop rocket attacks, destroy a network of Hamas tunnels into Israel and weaken Hamas militarily.

The Palestinian death toll climbed past 330 Saturday as diplomats scrambled to revive cease-fire efforts.


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  • Super Hans Jul 21, 2014

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    Anti-semitic hogwash.

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 21, 2014

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    Nope, not until one side is gone. Of coarse than they will be coming after us.

  • baldchip Jul 21, 2014

    If the rockets stop falling on Israel, they will leave your people alone. And, as long as the terrorists use Palestinians as human shields, this will be a problem.

    HINT-you people are looking in the wrong place for safety and security!! Look internally!!

  • mvenable Jul 21, 2014

    And not one of the commenters seems to know that Hamas was created as a direct response to the creation of Israel in 1948 and subsequent relocation of the Palestinians to a small, basically worthless area of the region.

    How would you like it if you lived on 4 acres of land and I came over with my family and claimed 3 acres of it, telling you that if you resist or don't stay on your 1 acre I'd kill you and your children?

    How about if I then kept taking more of your land over the next several years, perhaps bulldozing your only shelter?

    How about if I built a fence around your piece and controlled everything going in and out of it?

    Sounds fair doesn't it? I can't imagine why you'd resist that deal.

  • Steve Faulkner Jul 21, 2014
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  • Brian Jenkins Jul 21, 2014

    Probably and bunch of pro-war voting Democrats and Republicans.

  • Randy Smith Jul 21, 2014
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    Stop launching rockets into Israel........problem solved! See how easy that was?

  • John Lobenstein Jul 21, 2014
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    Simple solution for the Middle East violence and blood shed. Eliminate, or at least minimize, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the PLO for starters. Next focus on Al Qaeda and the ISIS/ISIL. These groups are nothing more than terrorists trying to glorify Bedouin tribalism behind the false facade of a religion.

    We can not do much about the conflicts between the Shiites, Sunnis, and the Wahhabis. Their political disputes date back to the 7'th and 8'th centuries.

  • Lorna Schuler Jul 21, 2014
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    Wrong! It started millennia ago due to Hamas and other similar groups wishing to eradicate the Jewish peoples because they did not believe the same way. History people, history. Palestinians and other groups have consistently terrorized the Israelis. But you all keep right on falling in step with those who would have you believe that these people care one whit about their own citizens. They do not. They use wome/children/old as shields. It has been documented time and again on video. They are also savvy enough to use the softheartedness of most Americans to their advantage in the media. They shield themselves with children and innocent people, then when there is retaliation, they bemoan the fact that "our children are being killed". You do realize that their children (Hamas) are taught daily to hate Jews, to use guns against Jews, to in fact go through basic military type training almost daily right?

  • 68_dodge_polara Jul 21, 2014

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    "fire rockets at Palestine."

    Oh the irony of such a statement...