Last Tuesday, following a three-week withdrawal from Gaza, Israeli forces invaded the northern section of the Gaza Strip. The ensuing week has been one of the deadliest periods in Gaza in years. (For an overview of the last four years of intifada–1,008 Israelis and 3,334 Palestinians dead– read Dr. Mustafa Barghouthi’s analysis on Electronic Intifada.)
Our partners in Gaza are doing their best to do their work and live their lives, but they are struggling. In addition to the 66 Palestinian deaths (including 19 children), there has been extensive damage to infrastructure, including the total destruction of water, power and sewage systems for more than 100,000 refugees.
Here is the latest news from our partners:
The Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza–often with with U.S.-made weapons, payed for by American tax dollars– are in clear violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Here are some steps you can take to protest these violations, from the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.