The devastating events occurring in Gaza this past week leave no room for excuses or turning a blind eye.
Every human has the ability and the obligation to do something to help if merely for the sake of humanity. Helping can come in any form, big or small, but we must at least do something.
- Pray for the people of Gaza.
- Sign petitions and appeals to officials.
- Tell others and spread the truth about what is happening in Gaza. The more people who know the more who lend a helping hand.
Here are some truths to get you started:
(i) Israel is illegally occupying Palestinian territory.
(ii) Israel is breaking international law by collectively punishing the people of Gaza – not just by bombing them, but by restricting their freedom of movement, and their access to humanitarian aid, power and medical supplies.
(iii) Hamas was democratically elected by the majority of the Palestinian people in an election judged fair and free by impartial international observers.
Here is a video showing the real situation in Gaza; somewhat of an insider’s view:
This article explains the political aspect of the Gaza blockade:
Gaza before the blockade