As mideast violence continues, locals hope for peace

Death toll over 100 in Gaza, 3 in Israel

Author: Isis Romero , Anchor, iromero@ksat.com
Published On: Nov 19 2012 09:35:39 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 19 2012 09:50:00 PM CST
SAN ANTONIO -

As the situation unfolds in the Middle East, many here in San Antonio are closely watching to see what happens. Among those calling for peace, is Dan Lepow, acting Director of the Jewish Federation of San Antonio. Lepow, whose son lives in Israel, says he talks to his son on a daily basis, praying for his safety.

"On Friday morning, he gives me a call, and he says, 'Dad a rocket just flew over my apartment. 50 yards above my apartment,'" said Lepow. "This is really terrible , it's really scary."

As tension continues to climb, Americans with families on both sides of the fight are calling for an end to the violence.

Palestinian Jacob Nammar, who moved to the United States at the age of 23, says he, too, is watching the situation unfold.

"There is no solution to the conflict," said Nammar. "People are still living a miserable, miserable life."

As of Monday evening, the death toll stood at over 100 in Gaza, and three in Israel.

"There's just more and more senseless violence that doesn't need to happen," said Lepow. "We just want peace, and we want it to stop."

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