Show your support for the 1.4 million people trapped inside the Gaza Strip.
Last month the world's attention turned to the Gaza Strip, as Israeli forces stormed a six-ship flotilla carrying relief supplies to Gaza, which has been held under blockade by Israel for the last three years. Nine passengers were killed in the violent clash.
But while the cameras have since moved on and international attention has waned, the people of Gaza remain under a blockade that is crushing the 1.4 million men, women and children trapped inside an area the size of Rhode Island.
Call for the end of the blockade now
The blockade is a form of collective punishment in clear opposition to international law. It does not target armed groups but rather punishes Gaza's entire population by restricting the entry of food, medical supplies, educational equipment and building materials.
The result has been devastating: mass unemployment, extreme poverty and food price rises caused by shortages have left four in five Gazans dependent on humanitarian aid.
Unsurprisingly, the brunt of the impact falls most heavily on those most vulnerable among Gaza's people: children, the elderly, and the sick.
Since more than half of Gaza's population is made up of children, the majority of those punished have nothing to do with the broader conflict. This misdirected punishment must end.
Urge the Obama administration to push for ending the blockade of Gaza now
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Facts? We don't need no stinkin' facts. We lie just fine without them.
And they expected what from voting in a terrorist organization? Did they think that overnight they were going to be welcomed? I haven't changed mind about the PLO, but what do I know?
Sucks not to be able to have independent thought, but we're the great satan
A British general reported to London that the rebels, though untrained, had earned his respect: "Whoever looks upon them as an irregular mob will find himself much mistaken."
"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security." The Declaration of Independence
When Hamas, whom they selected to speak for them by attacking towns in Israel, murdering and kidnapping it's soldiers the citizens of Gaza have no one but themselves to blame for their troubles.
Of course, you have to make allowances that anyone who ran in opposition to Hamas was murdered along with as many of their family as they could catch.
The Obama administration could take lessons from Hamas on winning elections. They seem to have already started with Attorney General Holder protecting armed thugs at the polls in the last election. The November elections should be a lot of fun in the Blue Cities.
Psalm 12 verse 8: The wicked walk on every side when the vilest men are exalted.