Updated: Monday, 19 Nov 2012, 6:47 PM EST
Published : Monday, 19 Nov 2012, 6:47 PM EST
(WTNH) -- The death toll in the Middle East is rising as the fighting continues in the Gaza Strip.
At least 100 Palestinians have been killed in six days of Israeli air strikes. Hamas fighters have launched more than 1,000 rockets into Israel killing at least three Israelis.
News 8's Jamie Muro spoke to local religious leaders to get their perspective on the violence.
Harmony, it happens everyday in the United States, in Connecticut. Muslims, Jews, Christians, living together peacefully.
The American model is one to be echoed, in the Middle East, says Rabbi David small of the Emmanuel Synagogue in West Hartford.
Monji Dhaouadi is the Executive Director of the Council of American Islamic Relations. He says the latest deadly conflict with heartache on both sides does not feel a world away for many people in Connecticut of both the Islamic and Jewish faith.
Harmony, something two men will pray for, but decades of division will not be healed with a cease-fire.