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Locals reflect on Middle East conflict

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) -

More than 20 children took part in a swim-a-thon fundraiser at Green Hills Swim Club on Friday morning to raise money to purchase care packages and supplies for Israeli soldiers who are serving in the Gaza conflict.

Rebecca Freedman says it was a great opportunity to have fun and raise money for an important cause.

"We thought is was a good idea to do this so they can have some good food to eat and additional clothes," Freedman said.

Tomer Moscovich served three years in the Israeli Army. He says care packages bring smiles to those who are in the field.

"It makes you feel good to know someone out there is thinking about you," Moscovich said. "The kind gestures help you get through the day and handle things better."

Meanwhile, more than 20 members of Hadee Mosque in Uptown Harrisburg took part in a Friday sermon. Dr Mubashir Mumtaz says the service was a time to reflect and remember those who are in harm's way.

"There is a lot of sorrow and sadness with the loss of life on both sides," Mumtaz said. "Our prayers are with all of them."

Mumtaz says the conflict will not be resolved until all sides come up with concrete and transparent solutions.

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