Dial for Justice in Gaza
Pick up the phone and contact your elected officials today!
Tell President Obama and Congress to demand Israel immediately
halt its brutal campaign of collective punishment in Gaza and seek
justice for the killing of hundreds and wounding of thousands of
The CAIR has provided an easy to use online action alert and
talking points for contacting President Obama and members of Congress
about Israel's indiscriminate assault against Gaza.
Take action: Dial for Justice in Gaza
Since Israel launched its campaign on July 8 of collective
military punishment on the civilian population of Gaza, it has
killed almost 800 Palestinians in air and artillery strikes, wounded
thousands, displaced 140,000 people, and destroyed thousands
of homes, and many schools, hospitals, and mosques according to reports
collected by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in
the Near East.
SEE: 15 Dead as Israeli Fire Hits U.N. Facility in Gaza (USA Today)
Dad Relives Israeli Strike in Gaza That Wiped Out His Family (NBC News)
Right-Wing Rabbi's Ruling: Israel May Totally Destroy Gaza If Necessary
UN reports indicate that 80 percent of the people killed in Gaza
have been civilians, raising serious concerns about Israel's disregard
for international and humanitarian law.
In Israel two civilians and a Thai worker have been killed by
rocket attacks, some property has been damaged and 32 soldiers have died
since the Israeli military invaded Gaza. The loss of life or
infrastructure on either side is totally unacceptable.
Israel's collective punishment of Gaza's civilian population has
not been criticized by the Obama administration. Instead the White
House has gone on the record to defend Israel's airstrikes in Gaza and
only condemn Palestinian rocket attacks. On July 18, the U.S. Senate
unanimously passed a resolution (S. 498) supporting Israel's attack on
The U.S. government must not remain silent about Israel's unjust
and disproportionate use of force against the Palestinians in Gaza. The
right of a nation to defend itself does not extend to unrestrained
aerial bombardments of civilian populations and must be condemned
"Because Americans taxpayers provide Israel with billions of dollars
of aid each year, we have a right to demand that those funds not be used
to take the lives of innocent civilians," said CAIR Government Affairs
Department Manager Robert McCaw.
Take action today.
(As always, be POLITE and RESPECTFUL)
This action alert is a joint action between American Muslims
for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Affairs (CAIR), Islamic
Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim American Society (MAS) &
Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA).