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Ottawa/Canadian-Media: A virtual event was hosted on Sunday by a prominent Canadian Jewish advocacy group amid continued violence between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Gaza,
Image: Gaza violence. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) said that the event was attended by almost 1,000 people with prayers from students and Holocaust survivors as well as remarks from Ohad Kaynar, the deputy head of mission at Israel's embassy in Canada.
Large crowds were seen on Saturday particularly in Canada's cities including Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, and Vancouver amid a weekend of pro-Palestinian demonstrations.
According to the Palestinian medics, Israeli airstrikes on Gaza City on Sunday flattened three buildings and killed at least 42 people.