Knoxville protesters rally to end violence in Middle East

Knoxville protesters rally to end violence in Middle East

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The rally comes on the heels of a deadly week along the Gaza Strip. The rally comes on the heels of a deadly week along the Gaza Strip.
KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Dozens of protesters gathered in Downtown Knoxville on Thursday to end the violence in the Middle East. 

Previous story: Israeli army launches offensive on Gaza Strip

The rally comes on the heels of a deadly week along the Gaza Strip.

Three Israeli teens were killed in the West Bank. Their murders are blamed on Palestinian militant group Hamas.

Not long after, a Palestinian teen was murdered and another boy was severely beaten near Jerusalem.

"W
e get a lot in the media about the Israelis who have to hide from cover from the stray missiles that are thrown by hamas, and we hear nothing about the Palestinians who don't have the chance to run, and that is something that has to be looked at," said  Hasan Hussein, who took part in the Knoxville rally.

Palestinians say at least 85 people have been killed in the offensive.

Previous story: Gaza dead tops 85 as Israel presses its offensive
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