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Rally Of Solidarity For Israel Held In LOVE Park

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PHILADELPHIA-SkyFOX was live over the scene shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday, as big crowd gathered at LOVE Park in Philadelphia after area synagogues put out the call to stand with Israel.

The group says it supports Israel's right to defend itself in the intensifying conflict. The rally was peaceful; however, a few tempers flared.

The rally was organized by the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia.

"Every person that has perished in this war was beloved by their families. We know families mourn on both sides of this painful conflict,” said Sherrie R. Savett with the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell reported there was a large police presence on hand, including bomb sniffing dogs and Homeland Security to ensure things remained peaceful.

"It's tough when you are targeted. And we're targeted. So, it's the little we can do by being here sends a message that they are not alone. Not there by themselves going through this. We're here, we're all Jews, and we support what they are doing here as well,” said one protester.

Police estimate over 300 people attended the rally and say one arrest was made.

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