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Joanne Landy Tom Harrison
Co-Directors, Campaign for Peace and Democracy
No More Blank Check for
STATEMENT ON THE CRISIS IN
A group of
In its massive military attacks on
* The bombers that unleashed death and destruction on
* The attack helicopters were U.S.-supplied Apaches.
* The government that blocked international demands for an immediate cease-fire was
* And the source of more than $3 billion a year in tax-payer funded military aid to
No country should have to face rockets fired at its citizens, and we condemn Hamas's launching of rockets into Israeli civilian areas. But the solution is not raining bombs and missiles down on one of the most densely populated sites in the world, making massive civilian casualties inevitable, and which, apart from its immorality, guarantees only another generation of hatred towards
The solution -- as the Israeli peace movement, human rights groups, and the United Nations have urged -- is to lift the economic blockade imposed on
This blockade holds one and a half million Palestinian civilians hostage, and creates a horrendous humanitarian crisis. Malnutrition is rife, people have died from being denied the right to travel for medical care, and electricity and clean water are scarce. Meanwhile the 40-year Occupation not only continues, but is also strengthened by increased settlements.
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