A group of local Muslims are asking President Bush to call an immediate cease-fire to end the violence in the Middle East.

The local office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations held a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

“There is a tragedy, an absolute human tragedy, going on in Gaza that we completely forgot about,” said one member of the group.

Many who attended have relatives under attack in Lebanon as well as the Gaza Strip.

They’re pushing for the cease-fire to allow humanitarian relief to be sent in and to continue the evacuation of civilians.


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