Palestinian Children killed
NOTHING IS LOUDER THAN OUR SILENCE
by Wendy Hartley 7/12/2014
The Palestinian woman in childbirth held up at the checkpoint by Israeli soldiers – unable to get to the hospital, unable to birth her baby, screaming and dying; the grief-laden wails of her loved ones…
The harsh shouts of the Israeli settlers as they attack Palestinian children who are walking to school, and shepherds with their flocks on their own lands, and farmers trying to tend their crops….
The noise of the Caterpillar bulldozers as they smash Palestinian homes and water cisterns and uproot olive trees and tear up the land to build more WALL …
The explosive banging on Palestinian doors by Israeli soldiers at night, breaking and smashing the meager household goods in their search for a child accused of throwing a stone, or an adult who attended a non-violent demonstration against the OCCUPATION…
The cries of the children abducted by soldiers, beaten, tortured to give false confessions, thrown into jail cells shut away from family and legal help…
In Gaza, the relentless barrage of planes and drones and bombs every five minutes, of naval ships shelling from off the Gazan coast, and the explosions as the bombs hit and crash down the buildings, homes, schools, hospitals, cafes, gas stations, water lines, sewage treatment plants, all day and all night…
The screams of the injured, the grief-wails of the dead’s families, friends..
NOTHING IS LOUDER THAN OUR SILENCE.
Only the dead have quiet.
YOUR CALLS ARE NEEDED NOW TO SAVE LIVES!
As of July 11, 2014 more than 100 Palestinians in Gaza have been killed in four days of bombing by Israel. Approximately half of these are women and children. No Israelis have been killed.
Tell Congress and President Obama:
As a taxpayer and moral human being, you want all U.S. funding and support for Israel’s occupation of Palestine to stop immediately.
Israel’s bombing of Gaza is a war crime (by definition of the Geneva Convention) because it targets a civilian population, it is disproportionate force and it is collective punishment. Israel has the 4th most powerful military in the world; Palestine has no army, no navy, no air force.
All of Israel’s West Bank Settlements and its so-called “separation” wall have been ruled illegal by the International Court of Justice.
White House: 202-456-1111; Fax: 202-456-7890
State Department: 202-647-4000; Fax: 202-647-3344
Sen. Barbara Boxer: 202-224-3553; Fax:202-224-0454
Sen. Diane Feinstein: 202-224-3841; Fax: 202-228-3954
Congressional Representatives: 202-224-3121; www.house.gov