Monday, January 12, 2009

UN Human Rights Council Condemns Israel

The U.N. Human Rights Council today adopted a resolution condemning Israel for "grave" violations of the human rights of Palestinian civilians living in the Gaza Strip. Read the Voice of America report, at this address. The article quotes Amnesty International representative Peter Splinter, who notes "...a humanitarian catastrophe is continuing to unfold in Gaza." He says "1.5 million civilians are trapped and exposed to death and destruction...the violence is continuing and the death toll in Gaza is mounting alarmingly." According to Amnesty's web site: Amnesty International has written to the United Nations Security Council calling for the establishment of full accountability for crimes committed in Gaza conflict and for deployment of human rights monitors.

What can you do? Contact your congressperson and express your concern. Contact the Israeli embassy to demand a stop to the massacres. And finally, volunteer to sponsor an American trapped in Gaza so that we can get them out. The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) is asking for U.S. citizens to step-up and be sponsors for the 130 or so American citizens that are trapped by the Israeli bombardment in Gaza. Children and adults are involved. More on that urgent request here at the CAIR site.

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