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Last Updated: Sunday, 23 July 2006, 23:46 GMT 00:46 UK
In pictures: Pro-Israel rally

A woman holding a placard supporting Israel

A rally has been held to show support for people in northern Israel, which has suffered rocket attacks from Hezbollah as tensions between Israel and Lebanon escalate.

Sir Jonathan Sacks,

Sir Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, was one of the speakers at the rally.

Placards being held up during the rally

Men, women and children attended the event in Kenton, north-west London, with many people holding placards that read: "Yes to peace, no to terror."

A woman holds the Israeli flag

The event, lasting more than an hour, featured singing, chanting and Jewish prayers, and a live video link to a bomb shelter in northern Israel.

People hold placards at the rally

Organisers, the Board of Deputies of British Jews, said about 7,500 attended the rally but a police officer put the figure at between 4,000 and 5,000.


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