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Israelis in Tel Aviv protest, demand cease-fire with Gaza

Protest organized to put pressure on government to sign cease-fire with Hamas

Said Amouri   | 16.05.2021
Israelis in Tel Aviv protest, demand cease-fire with Gaza Credit: Israeli Standing Together Movement twitter account https://twitter.com/omdimbeyachad

GAZA CITY, Palestine 

About 300 Israelis protested in Tel Aviv on Saturday and demanded the government issue a cease-fire with Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, according to Israeli media.

The Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper reported that a protest, organized by the Israeli Standing Together Movement in Tel Aviv, put pressure on the Israeli government to sign a truce with the Hamas resistance group. 

At least 139 people, including 39 children and 22 women, have been killed and 950 injured since Israel started air raids on Gaza on May 10.

Israel occupied East Jerusalem during the 1967 Arab-Israeli War and annexed the entire city in 1980 in a move never recognized by the international community.

*Bassel Barakat contributed to this report from Ankara.

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