End the Siege of Gaza!

CODEPINK and Coalition of Women for Peace in Israel/Palestine say End the Siege on Gaza!

To EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs Federica Mogherini and UN Secretary General Antonio Gutierrez: 

We call on you to fulfill your responsibilities towards the residents of Gaza by demanding Israel end the siege! We call on you to include women and youth in all policy decisions related to Gaza and hold Israel accountable for its violations of human rights.

Organizations and international institutions are warning that Gaza is on the verge of a humanitarian crisis in spite of the humanitarian aid provided by the international community. Already now, Gaza is facing a water crisis, extreme pollution, electricity shortage, restricted access to health services and education as well as economic distress. All these hardships turn life into a daily struggle for survival for Gaza’s residents, both women and men. Amidst all this, women are dealing with a wide range of gender-specific challenges. This situation is the cumulative outcome of a decade-long siege on Gaza, in addition to the frequent military offensives on the strip every few years, and the failed attempts at reconstruction in-between these rounds.

Gaza is blockaded on 3 sides by Israel. All food, medical supplies and other materials entering Gaza must be approved by Israel. Israel has repeatedly refused to fulfill its obligations under international law. Therefore, we turn to the UN and EU, to hold Israel accountable and to ensure human rights and life for Gaza's residents.

Sincerely,

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  • signed 2017-07-04 12:27:16 -0400
    Mary Schmitt
  • signed 2017-07-04 12:17:43 -0400
  • signed via 2017-07-04 10:57:48 -0400
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  • signed 2017-07-04 07:35:02 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-04 06:08:01 -0400
    Lives of Gazans are slowly and planfully being extinguished while the world stands by. This horrid experiment must end!!!
  • signed 2017-07-04 04:30:36 -0400
    Dear Publisher , it was not due to Israeli crime but it was the request from PLO to cut the electricity once the Hams lead organisation refused to pay the bill …… At least understand the situation , rather being a fool in front of the world.
  • signed 2017-07-04 02:28:34 -0400
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  • signed 2017-07-04 01:26:34 -0400
  • signed 2017-07-04 01:20:42 -0400
    The treatment of the people, yes people of Gaza is a crime against humanity that all self-respecting nations must address. Imagine if you lived there. Just imagine. Bombings, check points. infrastructure warfare, water and electricity cut offs, no jobs, just an outdoor prison. Shocking!
  • signed 2017-07-04 01:19:19 -0400
  • signed via 2017-07-04 01:13:16 -0400
    Because of the Israeli blockade on independent reporting, we cannot get any real news out of Gaza. These people are completely disenfranchised and marginalized, and desperate people can do desperate things when there is little to lose.
  • signed 2017-07-04 00:48:38 -0400
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  • signed 2017-07-03 23:36:27 -0400
    No comment is necessary given the information in the letter. I would simply add that experiments in human despair are the grossest forms of dehumanisation of an entire population and the world has a duty to end its complicity in this and to stop it immediately.
  • signed 2017-07-03 23:14:59 -0400
    The siege needs to end now
  • @SChenHayes tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-03 22:22:14 -0400
    Women (and male allies) say end the siege on Gaza. Give Gaza, food, light, medicine, and life! via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/end_the_siege_of_gaza?recruiter_id=690003
  • signed 2017-07-03 22:21:47 -0400
    Palestinians deserve a homeland and their human rights. End the Gaza siege.
  • signed 2017-07-03 21:59:13 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-03 21:29:38 -0400
    Women say end the siege on Gaza. Give Gaza, food, light, medicine, and life! via @codepink
  • @HaxoAngmark tweeted link to this page. 2017-07-03 21:29:34 -0400
    Women say end the siege on Gaza. Give Gaza, food, light, medicine, and life! via @codepink http://www.codepink.org/end_the_siege_of_gaza?recruiter_id=647048
  • signed 2017-07-03 21:29:17 -0400
    since the 2014 Gaza Massacre, apartheid Israel stands exposed as a murderous, racist, neo-fascist regime. It’s long past time for the UN, US, and EU to impose the same kind of sanctions on Zion-in-Palestine as were applied to the White apartheid regime in South Africa. And to the same effect: termination of that evil regime.
  • signed 2017-07-03 20:27:51 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-03 19:14:43 -0400
    Women say end the siege on Gaza. Give Gaza, food, light, medicine, and life! via @codepink
  • signed 2017-07-03 19:13:46 -0400
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  • signed 2017-07-03 17:49:10 -0400
  • posted about this on Facebook 2017-07-03 17:16:41 -0400
    Women say end the siege on Gaza. Give Gaza, food, light, medicine, and life! via @codepink
  • signed 2017-07-03 17:16:10 -0400
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