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.
Also today, we mobilized THOUSANDS of Jewish and Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel all around the country, demanding not only a stop of the current escalation, but also an end to the injustices in our society. We are here for a real change towards a just, equal society. pic.twitter.com/gkxwYJgptS
— עומדים ביחד نقف معًا Standing Together (@omdimbeyachad) May 15, 2021
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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