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Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv for a peace rally on Saturday evening, calling for an end to Israel's military campaign ...
in Gaza. (July 26)
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SHOTLIST:AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLYTel Aviv, Israel - July 26, 2014++PARTIALLY COVERED++1. SOUNDBITE: (English) Naama Price, protester:"We're protesting against military...the thing that is going in Gaza. We think there is always a chance for a diplomatic solution, not a violent solution. We cry for the killing, for the children in Gaza. We cry for the soldiers here that are killing. I see it for nothing. It feels like something that repeats itself."2. Pan of protesters gathered for peace rally 3. Various of protesters holding placards and chanting, ++PARTIALLY COVERED++4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Yael, protester:"I think that in order for all of us here in Israel and in Palestine to be safe we really need something else; without the siege, without the occupation, with co-existence." 5. Protesters standing with placards that read (English) "Free Palestine" and "Lift the Siege"6. Protester chanting into megaphone, UPSOUND (Hebrew) "Enough, we're fed up with Bibi (referring to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu) and Hamas"7. Tilt up of protester lighting candlesSTORYLINE:Thousands of people gathered in Tel Aviv for a peace rally on Saturday evening, calling for an end to Israel's military campaign in Gaza. Protesters chanted anti-war slogans and lit candles to protest against the war that has killed more than 1,000 Palestinians, mainly civilians, and wounded more than 6,000 over the past 19 days, according to a Palestinian health official. Meanwhile, Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late on Saturday after rejecting Israel's offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian ceasefire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to the fighting.Israel has lost 42 soldiers and two civilians, and a Thai worker also has been killed.Israel launched a major air campaign in Gaza on 8 July, and later sent ground troops into the Hamas-ruled territory in an operation it said was aimed at halting Palestinian rocket fire and destroying cross-border tunnels it views as a threat.