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On Monday, March 14, Israeli snipers opened fire on unarmed Palestinian protesters in Gaza. At least 52 were killed and over 750 injured from the live fire, which used expanding bullets that collapse bone upon impact. The Israelis also used drones to drench the protesters with tear gas.

Since March 30, Palestinians in Gaza have been peacefully protesting for an end to the 11-year-long siege and the right to return to the lands and villages they were displaced from in 1948. Israel has responded with lethal force, killing over 90 protesters since the start of the demonstrations.

Congress must condemn Israel’s massacres, reaffirm the right of all people to gather in peaceful protest, and demand an end to the siege of Gaza.

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  • Susan Kingston
    commented 2018-04-07 04:21:55 -0400
    No violence.
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-06 21:46:00 -0400
    “Islam condemns all violence and terrorism plaguing the world today.
    Muslims should demonstrate a love for peace and unity.”

    Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz al-Sheikh
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-06 21:36:24 -0400
    “Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.”
    —Thomas Jefferson
  • pat white
    commented 2018-04-06 00:09:15 -0400
    Terrible stuff, as heard on Scahill’s INtercepted podcast for the week of April 2nd to Apr. 6th here. How could such disproportionate violence of snipers literally firing at vastly mostly peaceful folks in a pit and not even threatening the stupid fence be allowed, but we have the war criminal Netanyahu, whom even the Dems won’t call to the carpet here. This reminds me of the horrible scene in Gandhi where you had the Indian/British army firing at totally unarmed protesters as they fell into the bloody well in the center of the arena. Why do we have to go to lesser known alternate media like the Intercept or DN to even hear these reports?? Nothing nothing nothing in the lamestream media, which is the vast majority of the US media, disgusting!
  • pat white
    commented 2018-04-06 00:01:01 -0400
    totally disgusting that they opened live snipers on folks not even close to the fence, or a few bad apples merely throwing rocks…what a war criminal Netanyahu has been in Gaza, but continues to be in an open air prison of 2 million people inside of only 140 square miles. The Dems incl. Bernie are way too lukewarm on what the murderous state of Israel has done o’er the years. This issue of Gaza needs to be front and center along with the crimes the Saudis have perpetrated on the Yemenis.
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-05 21:21:11 -0400
    “Conquest is not in our principles. It is inconsistent with our government.” —Thomas Jefferson

    “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” —George Washington

    “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” —Albert Einstein
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-05 21:02:47 -0400
    “Peace without justice is equivalent to institutionalizing injustice.”

    ― Omar Barghouti, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

    BDS is perhaps the most ambitious, empowering, and promising Palestinian-led global movement for justice and rights. BDS has the capacity to challenge Israel’s colonial rule and apartheid in a morally consistent, effective, and, crucially, intelligent manner.”
    ― Omar Barghouti, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-05 20:59:40 -0400
    with our government." —Thomas Jefferson

    “My first wish is to see this plague of mankind, war, banished from the earth.” —George Washington

    “It is not enough to say we must not wage war. It is necessary to love peace and sacrifice for it.” —Martin Luther King, Jr.

    “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.” —Albert Einstein

    “Those advocates who work for world peace by urging a system of world government are called impractical dreamers. Those impractical dreamers are entitled to ask their critics what is so practical about war.”
    — Walter Cronkite

    The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • chantal dubeck
    commented 2018-04-05 20:49:09 -0400
    Shame on Israel, shame on the occupiers and shame on doing to others for 70 years now, what was horrendously done to you !
  • Lisa Merrick
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  • John C. McMahon
    followed this page 2018-04-05 15:43:45 -0400
  • David McArthur
    followed this page 2018-04-05 14:08:11 -0400
  • david paul
    commented 2018-04-05 13:55:07 -0400
    not surprising, but disgusting that most of the media report the event in Gaza as “violence”, implying coming from both sides! – instead of the murder of innocent protesters. Visual images of the brutality of police on the Pettis bridge in the 60’s, created a national reaction and a change, and recently 17 killed in Parkland Florida sparked a new movement, but 17 ,( now 19) Palestinians murdered is just general “violence”. The American mind certainly has been hacked, hoodwinked into support of anything Israel, and hopefully the images and stories of those recently killed can be utilized widely, visually to help generate more outrage at the ongoing murder of Palestinians and the methodical stealing of their land. Murder is murder, by a state, or a single policeman. I suppose those 10 Democrats who voted to continue killing and starving children in Yemen are dead silent about Israel’s reactions. They must be shamed, and taken out of office..
  • Arlene Corona
    followed this page 2018-04-05 13:07:00 -0400
  • Susan Kingston
    commented 2018-04-05 12:26:54 -0400
    Deeply immoral, How can Israel call itself a civilised country? Thousands of Gazans killed in 2008/9 and 2014 in attacks on Gaza from which it has never recovered. Ah but wicked Hamas must be taught a lesson.

    They’ve no such excuse killing 18 innocent demonstrators, the present government and the IDF are disgusting. Lets make this known everywhere in USA and throughout the world. They stink in the nostrils of decent men.
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-03 19:08:29 -0400
    " BDS is perhaps the most ambitious, empowering, and promising Palestinian-led global movement for justice and rights. BDS has the capacity to challenge Israel’s colonial rule and apartheid in a morally consistent, effective, and, crucially, intelligent manner.”
    ― Omar Barghouti, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights “Peace without justice is equivalent to institutionalizing injustice.”

    ― Omar Barghouti, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights
  • Stuart Littlewood
    commented 2018-04-03 12:13:28 -0400
    They’re just back from a brainwashing, do you really expect them to act?
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-02 23:31:00 -0400
    “The real and lasting victories are those of peace and not of war.”
    — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Brian O'Keefe
    commented 2018-04-02 21:18:37 -0400
    It’s a big problem when an antagonist is more than willing to exterminate the oppressed long before any version of understanding is realized. I believe that there are several murderous regimes in the last few centuries that fit that bill. The Turks and the Armenians, the Serbs and the Bosniaks. the Hutus and the Tutsis, the Congolese and the Congolese, the Nazis and the Jews, Roma, Bohemians, gays and others, and now Israel and the Palestinians. There are many other examples but rarely have any done what Israel is doing and has done with the naked propaganda and in full view of the world, with not only no excuses but completely fabricated fake realities.
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-02 21:06:29 -0400
    “Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”
    ~Albert Einstein
    “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder”.
    ~Albert Einstein
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-02 20:44:06 -0400
    “Peace cannot be achieved through violence, it can only be attained through understanding.”

    ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-02 20:31:40 -0400
    “It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”

    ~Albert Einstein
  • Neysha Sima
    commented 2018-04-02 20:20:46 -0400
    The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

    " No more wars, no more bloodshed. Peace unto you. Shalom, salaam, forever."
    — Menachem Begin
  • Francis Collins
    commented 2018-04-02 16:46:58 -0400
    The U.S. vetoed a plan at the United Nations to ivestigate Israel’s crime against humanity by using live amunition on peaceful protesters. The U.S. funds the U.N but has far too much power there. They did the same thing when 100 and some countries came out against Israel’s capitol being in Jerusalem
  • Ian Stokes
    commented 2018-04-02 15:48:17 -0400
    Always amazed at the creativity, tenacity and energy of CodePink in fighting for human rights globally.
  • Nazmul Islam
    commented 2018-04-02 08:16:03 -0400
    After the uni letteral declaration by contradict Trumps as Jerusalem as capital of apertheid & zionist Israhell, Trump has unofficial declared a war on Palestine by idiot Jews
  • Francis Collins
    commented 2018-03-31 23:33:16 -0400
    The corporate media is not covering this very well, there’s no context to what it’s about. Land day and the expropriation of Palestinian land by Israel. i watched CNN coverage and changed the chanell when some leader from Istrael explained. They nevefr show both sides and always from Israel’s perspective.
    Francis Collins
  • Ruth Smiler
    commented 2018-03-31 10:36:42 -0400
    At passover, this seems all the more outrageous.
  • Tommy Jones
    commented 2018-03-31 06:21:42 -0400
    One other thing that occurred to me – it often seems that we are endlessly protesting and trying to create a better world without tangible results and it can be disheartening and many drop out of movements for this reason. Well when the BDS started here in Adelaide, South Australia nearly 8 years ago we come in for a lot of flack from Israeli supporters and the general public who like general publics almost everywhere have been brain washed by the mass media but this has been slowly changing and now we get mostly positive comments and only the odd harassment from hard core Zionists so public opinion is changing for the better – slowly here in Oz anyway. The lesson is that continuous sustained action works so keep up the good work.
  • Tommy Jones
    commented 2018-03-31 06:10:02 -0400
    The Israelis have learnt well from their former Nazi oppressors for what they are doing is a slow motion genocide against the Palestinians. They must be compared to the Nazis at every opportunity so that as much as possible they are identified in the public mind with them. They really hate that and get quite enraged which means that it’s worth doing. the Israelis go to extraordinary lengths to propagandise themselves in a positive light and anything that exposes them or associates them with groups like the Nazis is worth doing. In my groups weekly BDS protests against the Israeli occupation we have come across many Zionists and Israeli supporters and many of them especially the military or ex military types are extremely aggressive, sometimes to the point of violence, rude, arrogant and with a grossly inflated sense of entitlement. One of the things they hate the most is to be compared to Nazis. Also by association that means any of the servile, politician vermin who support Israhell get tarred with the same brush – hopefully. I also agree with Peter Warner that every politician that supports Israhell (here in Australia as well as elsewhere) should be charged with war crimes.