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Activists held a pro-Palestine rally in central Vilnius Tuesday evening, highlighting the plot of ordinary people affected by the ongoing conflict.
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"I want people to understand that we're talking about people. Not about Hamas, not about missiles, we're talking about people," Gabrielė Tervidytė, one of the organizers of the support rally, told BNS.

A few dozen participants of the action held Palestinian flags, children's shoes and backpacks, pictures of children, and signs calling for a "Free Palestine" and "Childhood Without Bombs."

"We want to convey that some 130 children were killed in Gaza in 14 days, and they account for nearly 30 percent of all casualties – there have been about 600 people killed by now, and about 80 percent of them are civilians. We want to communicate that children should not be involved in a war, children should not be affected, regardless of who is fighting over what," Tervidytė said.

On Wednesday evening, the Jewish Community of Lithuania is holding an event to support Israeli troops. The meeting will take place in the community's premises.

Israel is continuing the operation started on 8 July, saying it is aimed at suppressing the missile and mortar attacks of Palestinian fighters.

The military campaign has claimed more than 570 Palestinian lives, along with the lives of 27 Jewish soldiers and two Israeli civilians.

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