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Dozens rally downtown for peace in the Middle East

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Dozens rally downtown for peace in the Middle East

By Rebecca Lewis. CREATED Aug 4, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Dozens of people rallied in downtown Las Vegas on Sunday night calling for peace in the Middle East.

Most in the crowd were pro-Palestinian. They expressed outrage over the large number of deaths of Palestinian civilians.

Rally organizers lit candles for each of the victims from both sides who have been killed in the fighting.

Members of the local Israeli community said Israel has a right to defend itself. They claim Hamas is hiding behind civilian targets like hospitals and schools.

This was the latest in a series of local rallies held by both sides over the conflict in the Middle East.

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Rebecca Lewis is currently an Interactive Web Editor for ktnv.com and KTNV Mobile.