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Pres. Carter calls for peace in Gaza and helps Boys & Girls Club

AMERICUS, GA (WALB) - President Carter is calling on Israel to withdraw troops from the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched a ground offensive last week following numerous rocket strikes. More than 570 Palestinians and two dozen Israelis have been killed.

Mr. Carter says both sides in the conflict must do more to distinguish between combatants and non-combatants.

Tuesday night, the former President showed his support for the Boys and Girls Club of at an annual fundraiser in Americus. "These heroes and these successful people in sports and other events really kind of bring to the young people an inspiration of what they can do with their future lives," he said.


Former Atlanta Falcons Coach Dan Reeves spoke at the event.


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