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Israel's Attacks on Gaza - How you can help

14 Friends of Palestine Statement

November 15, 2012

Israel, the fourth largest military power in the world, is unleashing its military might on a captive population. Unable to escape from their open air prison because of the Israeli blockade, 1.6 million people in Gaza are condemned to be sitting targets for Israel's bombs, wherever it chooses to drop them.

The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated regions in the world. Over two thirds of the population are refugees who lost their homes to Israel in 1948 and 1967; over half of them are children. Israel is using weapons that are provided by the American taxpayer. The USA gives Israel $8.2 million per day in military aid.

Contrary to what Israel would have the world believe, it was Israel and not Gaza that started this escalation. After two weeks without violence, a 20 year old mentally challenged Palestinian man was killed by Israelis on November 5th when he wandered close to the border. Israeli soldiers invaded Gaza three days later, on Thursday November 8th, and a twelve year old Palestinian boy was killed from their machine gun fire while he was playing football.

We condemn Israel's ruthless attacks on Gaza; and condemn the US government for providing Israel with $3 billion a year in military aid.

Press release from Dr. Ashraf Al-Qedra, Al-Shifa Hospital

Saturday Nov 17th, 2012


"Palestinian hospitals are now suffering from a lack of medicine and medical supplies.
Gazans are asked to donate blood, and to volunteer to help with nursing.
Israel is using chemical and perhaps biological weapons in Gaza; we saw shrapnel with toxic properties in the bodies of injured and dead children and there are strange smells in the air.”

White Phosphorous Injuries on Body of Child caused by Israeli Attacks
"This is Israeli nuclear weaponry: 4 year old child in Gaza whose body ripped apart from white phosphorus #WarCrime pic.twitter.com/NU0ww5Tx "

 

Baby Omar killed in an Israeli Attack Baby Omar killed in Israeli Attack - Father Grieving
Baby Omar, 11 month old son of BBC employee killed in the Israeli attacks on Gaza

 

How You Can Help

 

  1. Make Phone Calls

    We are calling on your support for the besieged people of the Gaza Strip. You can make a difference. Act now to stop this bloodbath. Since Israel has the approval of the U.S. government as well as weapons of mass destruction, please call the following numbers,

    Please be polite, but firm.

    • US State Department, Public Communications Department +1 202-647-6575
    • White House:  Comments: +1 202-456-1111, Switchboard: +1 202-456-1414
    • The Congressional switchboard is 202-224-3121 - ask for your Representative
    • If in California, call:
      Barbara Boxer             202 224-3553
      Dianne Feinstein         202 224 3841
      SF Israeli Consulate    415 844 7500   fax; 415 844 7555
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  3. Sign the Petition

    Click here to send a letter to President Obama and elected officials to stop funding Israeli war crimes.

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  5. Join a Protest

    Please check for locations and times here.

  6. Stay Informed

    Live streaming from Harry Fear, British journalist in Gaza:

    http://www.ustream.tv/channel/operation-pillar-of-cloud

    Remember that Gaza is 10 hours ahead of us. When he is asleep (tries to sleep) he leaves the streaming on audio. You can hear the Israeli attacks taking place. Chilling. You can hear the bombing. This will give me nightmares tonight – and I am thousands of miles away. How do the children cope?

    For immediate news on Twitter:

    For an up-to-date list of those killed and injured by the Israeli attacks, click here.

Thank you for your immediate support.

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