Urgent action needed to stop Gaza humanitarian crisis
  1. United States
  2. Mich.
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Urgent action needed to stop Gaza humanitarian crisis

To: Pres. Biden, Sen. Peters, Sen. Stabenow, Rep. Dingell

From: A verified voter in Manchester, MI

May 27

The ongoing Israeli offensive in Rafah has resulted in immense humanitarian suffering and loss of civilian life. According to reports, an Israeli airstrike on a makeshift tent camp for displaced Palestinians killed at least 35 people in Rafah on Sunday night. This deeply concerning attack struck an area where civilians had sought shelter from the violence, as directed by Israeli authorities themselves. The situation in Gaza is rapidly deteriorating, with over 800,000 Palestinians forced to flee Rafah alone due to the Israeli military operation. Basic essentials like food, water, and medicine are becoming increasingly scarce. Aid deliveries have been disrupted, and what little aid is getting through is insufficient to meet the overwhelming needs. This cycle of violence and displacement must end. I urge you to use your authority and influence to demand an immediate cessation of Israeli military operations in Rafah and the Gaza Strip. The safety and wellbeing of innocent civilians must be the top priority. Intense diplomatic efforts are needed to secure a lasting ceasefire and allow for the unimpeded flow of humanitarian aid to alleviate the catastrophic conditions facing the people of Gaza. Failure to act swiftly will only compound this human tragedy.

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