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

From: A constituent in Lake Orion, MI

February 22

On 2/21, the UN OCHA head described the dire condition of the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis as "a place of death". Approximately 70 of the brave medical staff who remained at the hospital to care for the critically ill, premature babies, and other patients who could not be moved, along with a dozen of those patients were abducted by Israel. We don't know their fates, but it's likely they've been taken to a death camp, "military prison", to be tortured, as many other hostages have been. Palestinian-Canadian Mansour Shouman, an independent journalist and humanitarian worker, was last known to be sheltering at the Nasser Hospital. There are reports the building he was in was targeted by bombs. The EMS cannot reach him due to the barbaric seige and genocidal activity of Israel. Even if Israel "allowed" an ambulance into the area, we all know those brave EMS workers would face the same fate as those who desperately tried to save 6-year-old Hind Rajab. Even when coordination is attemtped and Israel says they will let EMS save people, they intentionally murder them all anyway. It's not too late to do the right thing. I am begging you to save Mansour and all the other Palestinians in occupied-Palestine who are being targeted, attacked, and murdered. I demand that you:  - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire - Call for the immediate end of Israel's occupation and apartheid and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom and peace - Hold Israel accountable for their violations of the Genocide Convention and all other international laws by any means necessary - Secure the immediate release and safety of all Palestinians who have been abducted and held captive by Israel, including those whose indefinite detention began prior to 10/7 - Permanently end all monetary, diplomatic, and military aid given to Israel and enforce Leahy Law - Reallocate all funds given to Israel and commit additional resources for ongoing humanitarian relief for Palestinians starting with immediately resume funding of UNRWA - Immediately withdraw all U.S. troops, military assets, and all other assets deployed throughout the Middle East and cease all actions that further escalate a larger regional conflict - Pass legislation that voids all anti-BDS laws at the federal level - 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

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