And, now the children of the children of the children are running with nowhere to hide…in Gaza. Many of the people in Gaza are refugees, several times over, living in refugee camps in Gaza (more info here and here). Tyler Levitan offered the 80% statistic in a prime-time TV interview with CTV (Canadian) this week (to watch the interview, click here). Tyler represents Independent Jewish Voices, a group that represents progressive Jewish voices in Canada (more info here and here). Tyler observes that this “siege” on Gaza is not about security for Israel, as the Israeli government would have us believe. The Israeli government is disregarding international law. The siege and blockade of Gaza must end. Once Gazans have life necessities, then thoughtful dialogue can happen. Mainstream Israelis, including some neighbours of Gaza, want to talk with, not bomb, their neighbours.
B’Tselem, the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (click here), is publishing the names of the children who have been killed during the current hostilities.
For more information on how to support the children in Gaza, read about the Middle East Children’s Alliance (here and here).
Action: Please share this posting and the postings of these past few days with the thoughtful voices that are out there…please share this info with family, friends, on Facebook, Twitter… The more that we know, the better.
Note: IJV works with various groups like the United Network for a Just Peace in Palestine and Israel (UNJPPI, click here).
Note: To read about international law and how it is being ignored in Palestine and Israel, please enter “international” in the Search box of this blog. Or, enter any term (like “Gaza”), to read entries that date to December 2010.
Dear Sherry, thank you for this clear and effective way of consolidating and distributing vital information. I will repost under my ‘shalompaxsalaam’ blog. I have been inactive on my blog due to feeling overwhelmed and stunned with the degree of the violence.
I am somewhat heartened as it seems the information tide is beginning to turn. Staying steadfast!