Hundreds rally, seek end to strikes on Gaza

Protestors seeking peace for Palestine pray Saturday near the State Capitol. Photo courtesy of KCNC
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DENVER (AP) - Hundreds gathered for a rally at the State Capitol and a march through downtown Denver to call for an end to what they called humanitarian crisis brought on by rocket attacks from Gaza and Israeli military action.

Demonstrators waving red, black, white and green Palestinian flags and signs that read "End Collective Punishment" gathered on the Capitol lawn Saturday. Denver police said the group marched peacefully through Denver. There were no incidents and no arrests.

The rally was organized by Nadeen Ibrahim, president of the Muslim Student Association at the University of Colorado, Denver.

The attacks over 12 days have killed two Israelis civilians and 342 Palestinians. Some 50,000 Palestinians are already staying in United Nations shelters, according to UNRWA, the U.N. refugee agency for Palestinians.