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    Dai Rear wrote:
    andyfidler1966 wrote:
    That's precisely what they are doing. The last I heard 350 people including 80 children had been slaughtered by the Israelis. Imagine the good people of Portsmouth coming over and massacring a yearsworth of primary school kids. Who in Southampton would stand idly by and do nothing. Who, elsewhere in Hampshire, would almost stand and cheer as those people are killed. I publically call on you to condemn the Israeli attrocities, Dai Rear...
    I condemn both sides.
    Sunny Saint. Unlike any Mohammedan country Israel is a democracy. If you don't like your "right wing blah blah" government you vote it out, don't you? I'd rather live in your country than any of the messes around it.
    Dai Rear
    If you no anything about the political situation in this county (it appears that you don't) then you will know that our democracy is so democratic that we have 36 political parties. Our so called democratic process allows a party like Likud who finished in second place in the general election, behind Kadima. Yet it went on to lead the government because Mr Netanyahu was able to draw on the support of several key parties including Yisrael Beitenu and small religious factions to build a coalition. A Coalition of parties that are from completely opposite sides of the political spectrum, so can't agree on anything. Also understand that we have over 1.2 million Arabs that are Israeli that have had remained in the background of the majority of the disputes, but they are on the cusp of turning. The situation can't continue as is and has to change. Unfortunately the only way that can happen is with the support of the international community. So do something positive and join the non violent protest in Southampton.
    By the way, I love your football club, there are many fans of Southampton here in Israel."
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Rally in protest at Gaza conflict attracts hundreds to Southampton Guildhall

Hundreds expected to protest in Southampton at Gaza conflict

Hundreds expected to protest in Southampton at Gaza conflict

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Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Senior reporter

HUNDREDS of people have taken to the streets of Southampton today in protest over the conflict in Gaza.

Chants of "Free Palestine" can be heard across the city centre as people make their voices heard over the ongoing crisis.

Hundreds of people have lost their lives in the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.

Daily Echo:

The Southampton demo marched from the Guildhall before ending at the BBC South headquarters.

Today’s protest saw significantly more protestors taking part in the march than a similar one on Tuesday.

Abdullah Catell, who organised the demo, said: "We are praying all the time for these people.

"We need to unite everyone, from all different political parties and faiths.

"This is not a lone protest - this is the start of a movement."

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