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


You failed the innocent people at the Nasser Hospital. I have been begging for you to speak up and intervene to stop another series of Israeli war crimes at another hospital in Palestine for weeks now. The attacks have now escalated to Israel's evil end game. The refugees sheltering were forcibly removed at gun point while Israeli forces used loud speakers to demean them calling them animals, dogs, and other disgusting, racist, and dehumanizing things. Israel is using targeted drone strikes, tank artillery, and snipers to massacre those in and near the hospital. The ER was already flooding with sewage water yesterday, and after recent targeted bombardments, including the orthopedic unit, the entire hospital is now exposed to sewage water. I watched footage from doctors and journalists of the immediate aftermath- it is hell on Earth. I watched as medical workers desperately tried to move a man in a hospital bed. Sewage water coming from the ceiling - the man was so covered in debris and blood I couldn't fully see his face. My first thought was that the man in the hospital bed was going to die. Even if he was successfully evacuated, he was already recovering from a likely leg amputation and is now covered in sewage water which will cause catastrophic infection. There are no antibiotics. There are no pain meds. If he survives the massacres at the Nasser Hospital, he will die a horrific, painful, and slow death. Tell me again that Israel is "defending itself". Explain how this is self defense. Mansour Shouman, a Palestinian-Canadian journalist and independent humanitarian worker, was last known to be sheltering at the hospital. He only just survived his last ordeal nearly being murdered by Israeli snipers when he was trying to help set up tent encampments for displaced people. No one has heard from him in days. I am terrified he has been murdered, or abducted by Israel. Those abducted face severe torture, and eventual execution. Only a lucky few are released from when Israel has kidnapped them from other hospitals they've destroyed. Approximately 28,600 - 36,600 Palestinians have been murdered in Gaza by Israel since 10/7. How many more need to die before you do something? You have abandoned the American citizens still trapped in Gaza, and other foreign nationals from our closest allies like Mansour Shouman. I demand that you:  - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in occupied-Palestine - Call for the immediate end of Israel's occupation and apartheid brutally imposed on Palestine, and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom and peace - Hold Israel accountable for their war crimes and violations of the Genocide Convention and other international laws - 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

▶ Created on February 15 by Sarah

Already signed?

  • Promote this campaign to get it texted to potential signers
  • Share this page or image
    A shareable card that reads "tell the President & U.S. Congress: YOU FAILED THE NASSER HOSPITAL - CEASEFIRE NOW" followed by "text sign PNCHWK to 50409"
  • Text INVITE PNCHWK to ask your friends to sign via text or email
  • and post around campus or on your community bulletin board
  • Use the iOS app to share with your contacts
  • Join our Discord and connect with fellow organizers
  • Upgrade to Premium to unlock more features and make sure we can keep delivering
Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on LinkedInShare on WhatsAppShare on TumblrEmail with GmailEmail

Promote this Petition

Help this campaign grow by funding texts asking members to sign!