The bloodshed in Gaza is escalating while diplomats talk — the death toll now stands at over 600 people and rising, almost half of them civilians and over 100 children dead. As Israeli tanks, airplanes and artillery bombard thickly populated urban areas, hitting UN schools yesterday, thousands more have been injured and 1.5 million terrified civilians have no escape from this prison-like enclave — the borders have been sealed. Hamas continues to fight and fire rockets deep into Israel: 11 Israelis have died, including from friendly fire.
600 dead & United States obstructing a ceasefire at UN, Sign to send 500,000 voices for peaceOur worldwide call for an internationally-guaranteed ceasefire to protect civilians on all sides has begun to ring out loud and clear, winning the support of leaders in Europe, the Middle East and beyond, with hopeful outlines of a deal emerging from Turkey, Egypt and others. Amidst the confusion, Israel is rejecting a truce for now and escalating its offensive, while US President Bush is blocking a negotiated UN ceasefire, trying instead to impose a skewed alternative that could legitimize Israel’s suffocating isolation of Gaza.
Enough is enough: these civilian deaths can’t go on, and we can’t let Bush and co block a fair, negotiated ceasefire. 250,000 of us have signed the ceasefire petition, let’s make it half a million — we’ll publish it in a hard-hitting ad in the Washington Post and deliver it in meetings with UN Security Council members — follow the link below to see the ad, sign the petition, and forward this message to all your friends and family:
Sign the petition calling for robust international action to achieve an immediate ceasefire in Gaza and take further crucial steps toward a fair and lasting peace in the Middle East — The Avaaz team is going to publish a full page ad like the one attached below in the Washington Post and delivered to UN Security Council this week
We urge you to act immediately to ensure a comprehensive ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, to protect civilians on all sides, and to address the growing humanitarian crisis. Only through robust international action and oversight can the bloodshed be stopped, the Gaza crossings safely re-opened and real progress made toward a wider peace in 2009.
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G E N O C I D E OF PALESTINIANS MUSLIMS, BY
THE ISRAELI NAZI DOGS.
George Bush can paint himself White by puting a stop to this voilence.
Not only this war should stop but US should role back its manic control of the world through India and Israel.Robots cannot take over people ,no matter how many clones pop out from US films,they cannot take over the world.
US is not invincible.
How many can you control,China?Russia?Arab?Africa?Asia?
US think tanks must rethink,thin ice breaks quickly .
@ only if American ” public opinion ” realizes
what crimes they are going into ??.
Hezbollah has now joined the war; israel has forgotten how they got raped by Hezbollah.
Jis qaum pe Hussain A.S. ka saya ho; khuda un se fathe mubeen ka wada karta hai…
George Bush is hated around the world.If we will see change if any in US policy it will be because US is hated around the world.Even by Jews.
People let us get expressive,a picture ,a painting ,a collage,of shoes,bags,guns,amunation ,used bullets,broken toys and send .
People we must write our stories our version.We must connect to the people of the world.
We must not be misunderstood.Let us communicate.
@FARRAH K RAJA!
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This is not just a matter of Israelis vs Palestinians: this is about the need to achieve real peace in the Middle East, about doing justice to the Palestinian people, of giving peace a chance in Israel, Palestina and all countries in the region.
Stop the bloodshed now! For all our sakes.