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Tel Aviv concert boosts morale during Gaza truce

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Hundreds of Israelis gather to support their countrymen in southern Israel who were the primary targets of Hamas rockets. (CBS) Hundreds of Israelis gather to support their countrymen in southern Israel who were the primary targets of Hamas rockets. (CBS)

TEL AVIV, ISRAEL (CBS) - Hundreds of people gathered for a concert in Tel Aviv on Thursday in solidarity with residents in southern Israel who faced incoming rockets fired by militants in the Gaza Strip during the month-long war.

Gaza militants fired more than 3,000 rockets toward Israel during the war.

The concert began as a five-day extension of a Gaza truce appeared to be holding despite a rocky start on Thursday as negotiations continued in Cairo between Israel and Palestinian factions.

It's the longest cease-fire to be declared since the war broke out last month in the Gaza Strip.

The fighting has so far killed more than 1,900 Palestinians, the majority of them civilians according to Palestinian and U.N. officials.

Israel has lost 67 people, all but three of them soldiers.

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