Public Comment

The War Against Gaza

Joel Hildebrandt
Friday August 01, 2014 - 10:10:00 AM

There can be no justifying the attacks by Israel on the people of Gaza, the massacres of children, the deliberate bombings of UN refugee compounds, and the targeting of essential services such as power and water. Yes, it is wrong for Gaza residents to launch rockets into Israeli territory. But no balanced position can compare that with the horrors of Israeli slaughter of civilians, over 1000 to date and still increasing. A sane response to the Palestinians would involve negotiating in good faith with them. To begin with, the blockade must stop. Basic supplies are being kept from the civilian population. Gazans are essentially being held in prison, and when they protest they are slaughtered at will. That the US is condoning this slaughter is unconscionable; that we are providing weapons for it is beyond criminal.  

I call on my members of Congress,Congresswoman Lee and Senators Feinstein and Boxer, to support and work for a lasting ceasefire that includes lifting the Israeli blockade of Gaza and an end to military support for this occupation.