Los Angeles musician releases "Song for Gaza"

A Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter has gone “We are the world” on Gaza.

On January 7, 2009, Michael Heart released “We will not go down (Song for Gaza)" on YouTube. As of January 16, 12:23 p.m., the song’s video had been viewed 335,561 times.

On December 27, Israel launched air strikes on the Gaza Strip. A ground offensive followed on January 3. Meanwhile, Hamas has continued to fire rockets into southern Israel. As of January 16, 13 Israelis and more than 1,155 Palestinians have been killed since the conflict began, according to BBC News.

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