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To: Rep. Fry, Sen. Graham, Pres. Biden, Sen. Scott

From: A constituent in Myrtle Beach, SC

December 22, 2023

The IPC’s recent report about the apocalyptic conditions and future projections in Gaza is bleak. Everyone in Gaza is facing high levels of food insecurity. 42% are in emergency-level phase 4, characterized by “very high acute malnutrition and excess mortality”. 17% in Gaza are in catastrophe/famine-level phase 5, the highest category. It’s categorized by at least the “deaths of 2 people or 4 children for every 10,000 each day due to outright starvation or to the interaction of malnutrition and disease.” The minimum deaths by starvation per day has already been exceeded for this group, and estimates are likely undercounted due to the rapidly deteriorating conditions. Since the IPC’s inception, Gaza has the highest % of people facing high levels of food insecurity ever recorded for any other area. By February, those in Gaza will all face death by starvation if the bombs or point-blank executions by Israeli military forces don’t kill them first. This famine is 100% man-made. Per the World Food Programme’s chief economist, “It doesn’t get any worse. I have never seen something at the scale that is happening in Gaza and at this speed – how quickly it has happened in just a matter of two months.” I demand that you: - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza, the West Bank, and all areas the Israeli military is murdering or otherwise violating the human rights of Palestinians - Call for the immediate end of genocide, apartheid, and occupation, and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom, peace, and their human rights - Call for the immediate release of Palestinian “prisoners” (hostages) held captive in Israeli military prisons - Permanently end all monetary and military aid given to Israel by correcting our budget and enforcing Leahy Law - Reallocate all funds given to Israel to ongoing humanitarian relief for Palestinians to help them rebuild, care for the sick & injured, bury the dead with dignity, and ensure all of their basic needs are taken care of - Repeal all federal anti-BDS laws and pass legislation that voids all state-level anti-BDS laws - Restore my right to free speech and the freedom of the press by condemning all discrimination or harassment for criticizing any government or political ideology (including zionism) and by doing everything possible to prevent future assaults to my rights, including governmental control and/or censorship of the Internet - Stop the militarization of our police by ending all cross-training done with the Israeli military, ceasing the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, and all other ways this is accomplished - Pass legislation that prohibits any governmental action that would target any ethnic, religious, or other minority group (including Palestinians), either in the U.S. or abroad, by restricting humanitarian or financial aid, infringing on their human rights, or other actions that would otherwise bring harm or cause undue burdens on said groups

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