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NY politicians support Israel

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Reuters

Pro-Palestinian supporters gather in New York City Monday to make their voices heard.

The demonstrators protesting against a group of politicians who gathered at City Hall to express their support for Israel and its use of force against Gaza.

SOUNDBITE: CONGRESSMAN ELIOT ENGEL, RANKING MEMBER OF HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMITTEE, SAYING:

"We stand here to say that Democrats and Republicans all across the political spectrum support the U.S.-Israel alliance. And we're here as New Yorkers to say no to terrorism, no to Hamas."

The Israeli ambassador says Israel is ready to use more force if needed.

SOUNDBITE: AMBASSADOR IDO AHARONI, ISRAEL'S CONSUL GENERAL IN NEW YORK, SAYING:

"They're inflicting damage to Israel's tourism and to Israel's trade that could be estimated in the billions."

Police stood nearby as pro-Palestinian protesters tried to disrupt the news conference with chanting.

As the crowd grew louder, they spoke about their opposition

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