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Act Now to End the War on Gaza

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I write to you today as a very concerned American to urge you to take immediate action to save the lives of men, women, and children in Gaza. The longer these attacks go on, the further Israel and Palestine will be from lasting peace. As we have seen time and time again throughout this long-protracted conflict, violence will only lead to more violence.

You represent the most powerful nation in the world. The United States is the largest donor and ally to the Israeli government?we have the power to stop this unnecessary war. The millions of dollars in military aid that we give to Israel (nearly $3.1 billion for FY2012) are now being used to kill innocent civilians. The Israeli Minister of the Interior, Eli Yishai, said it best: ?The goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages.? Imagine if instead of funding such extreme violations of human rights, we instead fund our schools, hospitals and veterans?

If our goal truly is peace and security in the Middle East, including in Israel, we should take all the necessary steps to end Israel?s 64-year-old illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories.

For over six years, the nearly 1.7 million people living in Gaza have been subjected to an inhuman siege. They are unable to leave the Gaza Strip, the entry of all goods, including food and medicine is controlled, and their only crime is to have been born in that area. We are a nation that believes in and defends freedom and dignity for all people throughout the world. Today, we ask you, why are Palestinians excluded from these basic American values that we recognize and respect so ardently?

Enough of the political pandering. Israel must not continue to act with impunity. Please act now to stop the killing of more innocent civilians, on both sides of the conflict. Act now to halt U.S. military aid to Israel until it complies with international and U.S. law.

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Feb 13th, 2017
Someone from Harrington, DE writes:
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What would Israel have to do to finally be taken as an imminent threat of the United States of America and the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence they have s*** on it us for century and it's time we do something about it and please know your country is Standing Tall shoulder-to-shoulder waiting for a command but a legitimate command for a change. We are the strongest country in the world and we were once the most respected and now we are a joke and we're we're not a joke we are looked at as evil itself and then truth we have acted as evil itself for helping evil itself AKA Israel it is time we stopped giving Helping Hands to evil-minded causes and it's time we take our country back and secure our independence secure our freedom secure the qualities of this country that exist nowhere else that are trying to be squashed out trampled on snuffed out and hidden take our country back and make this country great again sincerely yours citizen taxpayer
Jan 26th, 2017
Someone from Micanopy, FL writes:
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For Jesus Christ's sake stop the human slaughter. ?
Oct 2nd, 2016
Someone from Los Angeles, CA writes:
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Stop isreal's crimes
Oct 1st, 2016
linda g. from Queens Village, NY signed.
Sep 23rd, 2016
Someone from Malvern, PA writes:
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Israel needs to stop
Sep 20th, 2016
Someone from Portland, OR signed.
Sep 15th, 2016
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Aug 31st, 2016
Someone from Millville, NJ signed.
Aug 16th, 2016
Someone from Willits, CA signed.
Aug 1st, 2016
Someone from Cherry Hill, NJ writes:
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I agree with the autonomy of Israelis but the majority of the testimony of gazans is peace and a stable economy. Many no longer want to kill israelis as do the Muslim brotherhood and hamas. We need SOME kind of intervention and proper advice to Israeli forces to hold back in certain situations when doing widescale aerial strikes that kill an average of 10-20 per attack
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