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Gaza supporters take outrage to the White House

WASHINGTON--Thousands of protesters, many wrapped in Palestinian flags, rallied outside the White House on Saturday to call for peace and an end to the fighting in Gaza.

The crowd, young and old from across the United States, including scores of children on parents' shoulders, chanted “End U.S. Aid to Israel” and “Israel out of Palestine.”

Many wore headscarves or traditional Palestinian keffiyeh scarves.

“Gaza will not die — it will never die,” said Amar Jamal as he marched through downtown Washington with his family surrounded by a sea of red, black, white and green, the colors of the Palestinians' flag.

“It is the time to make peace because this bloodbath will not stop in Gaza. All the Middle East will be in trouble” if the conflict doesn't end, warned the Palestinian-born 70-year-old.

'Stop funding murder'

Many of the protesters voiced anger at Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, after he vowed to keep up his military campaign against Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas for as long and as forcefully as needed.

One protester waved a banner that read “Netanyahu and Hitler are the same, the only difference is the name.”

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Police pen off an area to separate a group of Israeli supporters from a larger group of Palestinian supporters during rally near the White House in Washington to stop violence in Gaza, Saturday, Aug. 2.

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