The racist and dehumanizing propaganda about Palestinians has been debunked as myths, but the damage has been done, and the price has been paid: Palestinian blood. The situation we are witnessing now is of apocalyptic proportions. A new Nakba is not enough to describe the situation. This is a new genocide unfolding.
We demand that President Biden and Members of Congress call for immediate de-escalation and ceasefire. This includes calling for humanitarian assistance and establishing safe zones in the Gaza Strip, safe passage of humanitarian aid and medical supplies, and resuming access to water and electricity as well as fuel for medical facilities in the Gaza Strip.
We must raise our voices with our elected officials; I urge you to take action and call on your loved ones to do the same.
As of this morning, the latest estimated number of deaths is more than 1,800 Palestinians in Gaza, including 583 children and 237 women. 1/3 of this death toll is children. Yet, very little condemnation has come from our administration and elected officials.
Our government’s silence tells us it values a relationship with the apartheid government more than it values human lives.
The root causes of violence are clear and cannot be denied: decades of Israeli military occupation and apartheid and U.S. complicity in this systemic oppression. Our government must address this.
Much like it has done for decades, Israel is actively committing the war crime of collective punishment and targeting civilians. They have been carpet-bombing entire neighborhoods and cities in Gaza, dropping over 6,000 bombs in only a few days. Currently, 340,000 Palestinians have been displaced in the Gaza Strip, and over 220,000 are sheltering in 92 UN schools that have been turned into shelters.
Pending Israel’s evacuation order for the entire northern Gaza Strip, telling 1.1 million residents to evacuate south of Wadi Gaza, we are on the brink of witnessing, and as a nation, enabling mass genocide.
The U.S. government must immediately demand a ceasefire and de-escalation; otherwise, the blood of the atrocities committed and the genocide that’s about to unfold will be in the American government’s hands.
Thank you for taking action for Palestine; we must stay consistent now more than ever.