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ACT NOW! Join Protest, Contact Obama to End Israel's Attacks on Gaza

November 15th, 2012


Take Action Now to Stop Israelís Attacks on Gaza

Photo credit: Palestinian Centre for Human Rights.

Since November 8, Israel has killed at least 21 Palestinians in the occupied and besieged Gaza Strip, the majority of whom are civilians, including children. In addition, 3 Israeli civilians have been killed by a Palestinian rocket.

Israel's attacks against the Gaza Strip are being committed with U.S. weapons given to Israel as military aid by the U.S. taxpayer. These weapons are being misused by Israel in violation of the U.S. Arms Export Control Act to commit grave human rights abuses of Palestinians.

Weíre asking you to take three actions right now:

Join an emergency protest or organize one yourself.  There are dozens of emergency actions planned across the country starting this afternoon, which you can view here

Write and call President Obama demanding that he exert diplomatic pressure on Israel for an immediate cease-fire and initiate an investigation into Israelís misuse of U.S. weapons to commit human rights abuses of Palestinians.

Make a tax-deductible donation to the US Campaign to support our Facebook and Google ad campaigns to build support for our political demands. Your donation will go immediately to supporting these ads.

Also, check out some great resources from our friends at the Institute for Middle East Understanding with background information.

A statement released by the Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions) National Committee today urged: 

As this new attack on the people of Gaza shows, Israel will continue its belligerence, aggression and state terrorism unless it is made to pay a heavy price for its crimes... It is high time for BDS against Israel. This is the clearest path to freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians and the entire region.

Two days ago the University of California at Irvine student government passed a historic resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israeli occupation. Students are now facing harassment and intimidation efforts to compel them to reverse their decision.

Please stand behind the student leaders by sending endorsements and statements of solidarity to info@irvinedivest.org and visit www.irvinedivest.org for more information. 

Thanks for taking action during this crisis.

-US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation