[en español abajo]
August 5th, 2014
Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) attacks on the Gaza Strip have resulted in nearly 1,800 deaths, about 80% civilians. Gazans have virtually no safe place to find refuge due to the IDF's willingness to bomb hospitals and U.N. shelters. International efforts to stop the violence have been woefully inadequate, in large part because the US and Egypt are unwilling to address the legitimate demands of the Palestinian people. We demand an end to the bombing of Palestine and a just peace based on:
• Ending the IDF siege of the Gaza Strip. This includes: opening borders between Gaza and its neighbors, extending fishing rights for Gaza residents similar to those enjoyed by every other nation in the world, and creating a Gazan port that would spur badly needed economic development.