Tuesday May 21, 2013
U.S. Muslims, Arab-Americans Urge President to Demand Restoration of Gaza Ceasefire Broken by IsraelSalem-News.com
Violence has already claimed many lives.
(WASHINGTON DC) - A coalition* of American Muslim and Arab-American civil rights, community and advocacy organizations today called on President Obama to demand that Israel restore the ceasefire that it broke with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.
Since Israel began its latest round of attacks on Gaza, a number of Palestinian and Israeli civilians have been killed, including the 11-month-old son of a BBC journalist.
SEE: Journalist's 11-Month-Old Son Killed in Gaza Strikes (Wash. Post)
In a statement, the coalition said:
Media reports indicate that the latest violence in Gaza was triggered November 5 when Israeli forces killed a 23-year-old Palestinian man as he "approached the border fence." According to some accounts, the slain Palestinian was mentally challenged. On November 8, Israeli forces shot and killed a 13-year-old Palestinian boy who was "playing football with his friends in front of his family's house."
* SIGNATORIES of the joint statement include: (in alphabetical order)
* American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC)
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