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Thousands poured into city streets Saturday in protest of the Israeli assault in Gaza.

Even the cold temperatures couldn't turn the massive group away as their anger and frustration over the hundreds of Palestinians killed so far brought them out for another day of demonstrations.

"We want the attacks to stop on gaza because gaza people are not animals," said one protester.

"It's just sad, like David versus and Goliath, we throw a rock and they throw a bomb, it's not fair," said another protester.

"Everyone has a right to live, not just Israelis, Palestinians also have a right to live," said another protester.

The fight for that right sparked one of the largest turnout of protesters since the conflict started a week ago.

After meeting in Times Square armed with signs, Palestinian flags, and bullhorns, the crowd then marched to the Israeli Consulate on 42nd Street and 2nd Avenue where masses of people stretched for blocks.

"As I was walking to the protest I saw so many people I wanted to cry, I didn't know so many people cared about us," said one protester.

But supporters of Israel also made their presence felt.

"If Israel doesn't exist than we are in big trouble and this will stop when Hamas stops launching rockets. I don't understand why people don't see that," said one protester.

A group of Rabbis marched with the protesters and many jumped at the chance to take pictures with these men, showing that at least in New York Jews and Palestinians can coexist.

"We pray for the Palestinian people in Gaza who suffer terrible atrocities from the zionist terrorists and murderers and that the evil will be stopped today," said Rabbi Yoel Loeb.

Calls for peace came from some of the rally's youngest participants.

"If I was in Palestine and I was getting bombed I would want people to come and help me," said one young protester.

Mayor Bloomberg is in Israel Sunday to show support for Israel.

Protesters in New York City said they will be back in the streets next Sunday where they expect an even bigger showing.

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