Activists Hold Rally to Support Palestinians in Gaza

Published 08/09 2014 08:16PM

Updated 08/09 2014 11:01PM

PEORIA - Fighting between Israeli and Hamas forces continue to escalate in Gaza .

Many people from both sides have been calling for an end to the violence, and closer to home, people rallied at the corner of Main and University in support of Palestine Saturday.

Many held signs reading "Free Palestine" and "Save Gaza".

Organizers say this isn't a battle between religions, but a battle for humanity, especially for the Palestinians living in Gaza.

Organizer Michael Perillo said, "Israel first needs to recognize Palestinians' right to self-determination. They need to life the blockade from Gaza, so that Palestinians can live somewhat of a normal life. There's just basic human rights we're talking about."

Central Illinoisians held a rally in support of Israel earlier in the week.

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