Demonstrators carry signs as they begin their march through downtown Denver, Colo., Saturday, July, 19, 2014, to call for an end to what they called a humanitarian crisis brought on by conflict in Gaza.  Demonstrators waving red, black, white and green Palestinian flags and signs that read ``End Collective Punishment\u0092\u0092 gathered on the Capitol lawn Saturday. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

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Demonstrators carry signs as they begin their march through downtown Denver, Colo., Saturday, July, 19, 2014, to call for an end to what they called a humanitarian crisis brought on by conflict in Gaza. Demonstrators waving red, black, white and green Palestinian flags and signs that read ``End Collective Punishment\u0092\u0092 gathered on the Capitol lawn Saturday. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)

Rally at capitol to protest violence in Gaza

The Associated Press

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RALEIGH — A rally is scheduled for the state Capitol grounds in Raleigh to protest the continuing violence in Gaza.

The protest is scheduled for Saturday at noon.

A statement from rally organizers says there is an emerging call for an end to the violence and for human rights and justice that will lead to safety and security for all Palestinians and Israelis.

Israeli troops pushed deeper into Gaza on Friday to destroy rocket launching sites and tunnels. The government said its goal is to stop rocket attacks, destroy a network of Hamas tunnels into Israel and weaken Hamas militarily.