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Hundreds rally at NC capitol to protest violence in Gaza

Posted July 19, 2014 4:01 a.m. EDT
Updated July 19, 2014 2:40 p.m. EDT

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.