On Monday, Masouda al-Samouni lost her 10-month-old son to an
Israeli missile attack. She had been preparing food for the baby
when the missile struck. "He died hungry," she said.
With 1.5 million people, the Gaza Strip is one of the most
densely crowded areas in the world, and Israeli artillery, tank and
missile fire can easily cause civilian casualties and deaths.Urge President
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At least a quarter to one-third of deaths in the recent attacks
have been civilians. Unlike other conflicts where there's a chance
to flee the war zone, Gaza itself has become the war zone, and
there's nowhere else for the population to go.
Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas rocket
attacks, but this "war" is a disproportionate response, placing
thousands of civilians at risk of injury and death.
So far, Israel has resisted international calls for a ceasefire.
States has a special relationship with Israel. Let's use that
goodwill to bring an end to the violence in Gaza. Please act today!
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