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Palestinian supporters protest in Huntsville

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Almost 50 people Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Huntsville to send a message. (Source: WAFF) Almost 50 people Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Huntsville to send a message. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

The death toll continues to mount in the middle east, one day after a temporary truce between Israel and Gaza fell through.

Gaza militants fired 28 rockets at Israel. Israel's rockets hit about 50 targets in Gaza. Officials said at least five Palestinians were killed in the strikes, including a senior Hamas member. Since Israel began its offensive in Gaza, more than 1,900 Palestinians have been killed, mostly civilians.

Dozens of Palestinian Supporters were out in Huntsville on Saturday, protesting Israel's military involvement in their country.

Supporters of Palestine made up of all different races and religions were out in the streets trying to gain support within the community. However, for one woman this protest was much more.

Almost 50 people Palestinian supporters took to the streets of Huntsville to send a message. Anyone driving along University Drive could clearly see.

“Give them freedom, not just stop the war, stop the war is not enough,” said Eiman Madhi.

Madhi lives in Huntsville, but her true home is being destroyed by war.

“It's been 23 years. I haven't seen my family. I haven't seen my mother, she is in her seventies, she is about to die,” said Madhi. “Nobody can get in and out it's like big jail.”

Israeli airstrikes hit about 50 targets in Gaza on Saturday as militant rocket fire continued following the end of a three-day truce. Madhi's family is still in Gaza.

“All of them under the stairs for the whole month afraid from the missiles,” said Madhi. However, it wasn't enough. “They bomb my sister's house. It was in the living room. The bomb came through the window.”

She said shrapnel left her niece unable to walk, and that her family has been without power and water for over a month. She hopes Saturday's protest will raise awareness and help stop the bloodshed.

“To know the truth about out, people don't know anything. They think that were all terrorists, we're not terrorists. We fight for our freedom.”

She wants peace in her home country.

“Hopefully somebody will hear me. Hopefully they will get their right and hopefully they will get their freedom one day.”

Madhi said they're planning another protest on August 16.

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