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your own letter) to the President of USA and Secretary of State or your own
rep. Please pass on this message to your email lists. Other than prayers,
this is the least we can do to stop the bloodshed. Please spare 60 seconds.
Regardless if our efforts are successful or not, one day, justice will
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In solidarity / Peace
Dear Mr. President and Secretary of State,
Since October 18th, Israel has killed 36 Palestinians including a young
mother of nine children, the youngest of whom is six months old. Physical
damage caused by heavy gunfire, shelling from tanks and missiles fired from
helicopter gunships are extensive. Within the last 48 hours, the Nativity
Church and the Holy Family maternity hospital and orphanage in Bethlehem
have been hit by Israeli fire, endangering the lives of the 60 children
sleeping in the orphanage.
This morning, Israeli occupation forces raided the village of Beit Rima,
northwest of Ramallah. Noted Palestinian human rights organization, LAW,
Israeli attack helicopters shelled the village indiscriminately, 17 tanks
and more than 900 Israeli soldiers, surrounded the village and enforced a
siege, preventing residents from leaving their homes.
For six days Bethlehemâm’s 'Aida and 'Azza / Beit Jibrin camps, which
provide shelter to more than 5,000 refugees, have been under total siege.
Most of the water tanks in both camps have been destroyed leaving residents
without water for the past six days. Residents have also been without
electricity since Israeli military forces invaded the city on October 18th,
and have run out of food and milk.
From the time he came to power, Sharon has killed 750 Palestinians, wounded
over 35,000 Palestinians, demolished more than 4,000 homes and uprooted
close to 200,000 fruit trees.
The time has come for the America to back up its words with actions.
Israeli officials have arrogantly vowed to continue the campaign of
assassinations and to remain in Palestinian cities. State Department
reprimands are not enough. Israeli intransigence should come with a price.
America should not allow Israel to reject American calls for withdrawal,
while it uses American weapons to maintain its siege on Palestinian civilian
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