A PEACE vigil was held in Bangor in support of Palestinian people who have died during recent violence in Gaza.

About 100 people took part in the Bangor and Ynys Môn Peace and Justice Group event held at the town clock on High Street on Monday night.

Attending the vigil was Arfon MP Hywel Williams and supporters of the peace group's campaign from Carnaerfon, Rhyl and Conwy Peace Group.

The group's convener Linda Rogers said: "Palestinians have the right, under international law, to return to the homes from which they were forcibly expelled in 1948 and in 1967.

"Some two thousand Palestinians have collected on the border, for a six week protest. They have been met with tear gas and gun fire. Amongst the dead are children and a journalist.

"We are sending out a message of support and giving a needed voice for the rights of Palestinians."

The Plaid Cymru MP Mr Williams said: "The tragedy in Gaza has rightly sparked outrage and calls from the UN Secretary General for an independent and transparent investigation into the disproportionate use of force against peaceful protestors.

"The UK government must consistently condemn human rights violations wherever they may take place, and not simply remain silent on systematic abuses in the occupied Palestinian territories.

"I reiterate my thanks to those who came to the rally in Bangor and for their steadfast support for the Palestinian people."

The Peace Group meets at 6.30pm, on Monday evenings, at The Quaker Meeting House in Bangor.