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is wrong to fire missiles at Israel and Israel is wrong to be bombing civilians who literally have no place to go. Even schools and hospitals are not safe from Israeli bombs. According to this report from Johnathon Miller of Channel 4 News in the UK, this is looking more and more like a "war on children". http://www.channel4.com/news/gaza-shifa-hospital-israel-hamas-shajaiyah-jonathan-miller
The whole world is rising up to say no to the violence (see photos below). We must get to the root of the problem which is Israel's seven year siege of Gaza. The illegal settlements and occupation must end. Hamas also has to stop calling for the destruction of Israel. World pressure in the form of boycotts, divestment and sanctions must ratchet up- for the sake of the children.
One thing this war is showing in high relief is that women, children and innocent civilians are at the epicenter of modern warfare. Over 100 million died in wars in the last century. In the 21st century, we must find nonviolent solutions to conflict. We must end war before it ends us.
"As a new round of violence kicks off in Israel-Palestine and more children are killed, it's not enough just to call for another ceasefire. It’s time to take definitive non-violent action to end this decades long nightmare" Join over a million people in signing their petition- https://secure.avaaz.org/en/israel_palestine_this_is_how_it_ends_rb/?bCzJdab&v=42735
Here is a video of an American Jew speaking out in Israel- what happens next is shocking. I thought Israel was a democracy.
This petition is from a man who works at a small NGO in California called Oasis for Peace to promote peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians - a few days ago five members of his family were killed in Gaza including two small children. Lift the economic blockade in Gaza- end the war- http://petitions.moveon.org/sign/tell-whitehouse-johnkerry?source=c.em&r_by=1135580
In Photos: Worldwide protest against Israeli attack on Gaza (and this was from over a week ago- the outrage continues to grow- how many of these protests do you see on American media?