Resistbot Petition: Israel bombing Rafah where they told people to flee - Ceasefire NOWResistbot Petition: Israel bombing Rafah where they told people to flee - Ceasefire NOW

An open letter to the President & U.S. Congress

Israel bombing Rafah where they told people to flee - Ceasefire NOW

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CNN published on Feb 12, 2024: “More than 1.3 million people — more than half of Gaza’s population — is seeking refuge in Rafah, with the majority of people displaced from other parts of the besieged enclave crammed into a sprawling tent city. There are severe shortages of food, water, medicine and shelter, and the city has been described as a ‘pressure cooker of despair’ by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) spokesperson, Jens Laerke. Rafah has experienced aerial assaults from Israeli forces for months, but Monday’s bombardment has heightened fears that an anticipated Israeli ground campaign would result in a bloodbath, with those trapped in the overcrowded city having no remaining escape route.” The Israeli military continues to tell Palestinians in Gaza to evacuate to specific areas and then kills them with bombardment. This has been well documented over and over again. This is a genocide and the U.S. government has funded and endorsed Israel’s genocide. I support a ceasefire, along with 66 Congressmembers (as of Jan 29), 61% of American voters, and over 70% of Democrats (Data for Progress). We are paying attention to representatives who publicly call for a permanent ceasefire, which will shape the 2024 elections. I am demanding you to take immediate steps to deescalate violence in Gaza and Israel by calling for 1) a total and permanent ceasefire, 2) humanitarian aid allowed to enter Gaza, 3) an end to Israel's siege on Gaza, 4) the release of all Palestinian and Israeli hostages, 5) no more weapons or funding to the Israeli military, 6) the reinstatement of UNRWA funding. A permanent ceasefire is an absolutely critical step to ensuring everlasting liberation and peace. Never again means never again for anyone. Palestinians deserve to live with freedom and safety which means first stopping this genocide and then ensuring liberation from occupation and apartheid. The liberation and safety of Palestinians, Israelis, Jewish people, and Muslim people are intertwined. There can only be true safety when we are all free from oppression. U.S. made weapons are killing entire families in Gaza. Our tax dollars are directly funding this genocide. The ICJ ruled that Israel should do everything in its power to prevent genocide. South Africa is also suing President Biden for participating in this genocide. You must take action now and end all U.S. support in Israel's enactment of this genocide.

▶ Created on February 13 by Alice

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