The Israeli Army has invaded the Gaza Strip with a military force
estimated at 10,000 troops using American-supplied military equipment,
tanks and bulldozers backed by helicopter gunships.
This invasion represents a serious escalation to the ongoing attacks
and carnage that Israel has been committing against the 1.5 million
Palestinian civilian population in the Gaza Strip over the past eight
Although Israel's war crimes against Palestinian civilians goes back
decades, Israel's aerial bombardment over the past week alone has
resulted in the killing of more than 450 Palestinian men, women and
children and 2,000 have been wounded.
The Gaza Strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world
with more than 6000 civilians living per sq km.
In some areas such as the Jabalya refugee camp, one of the eight
refugee camps in the Strip, 100,000 people live in an area no more than
1.4 sq km.
The ground invasion will lead to a significant increase in civilian
STOP THE MASSACRES NOW!
Called for by Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights, Portland
Peaceful Response Coaltion, American Jews for a Just Peace
For further information, contact Hala Gores at Hala@goreslaw.com or
(503) 307-9339 or Peter Miller at Pmiller@auphr.org pr (503) 358-7475
Bring your Palestinian Flags and Signs, and tell your Friends and
- The Israeli airstrikes represent serious violations of
international law, including the Geneva Conventions and a range of
international humanitarian law.
- The U.S. is complicit in the Israeli violations - both directly
- The timing of the air strikes has far more to do with U.S. and
Israeli politics than with protecting Israeli civilians.
- This serious escalation will push back any chance of serious
negotiations between the parties that might have been part of the Obama
Get involved in the campaign to end the Israeli attacks and occupation
of Palestinian land.
--call your Senators and Congressional representatives and tell
them to end US aid to Israel -a pre-written letter is available at
--Boycott companies that support the Israeli occupation,
including L'Oreal and Motorola (If you do decide to boycott, be sure to
contact the companies to let them know why.) -More info available at
--Connect to local groups organizing to end the occupation
-Americans United for Palestinian Human Rights:
-Portland Peaceful Response Coalition: http://www.pprc-news.org
or (503) 344-5078
--Educate yourself on the issue
-daily news updates available at http://www.imemc.org,
pictures the US media doesn't want you to see:
Wake up! Wake up!
The media is lying
Israel is dropping bombs
and Gazan kids are dying
Hey Obama break your silence
You can stop the violence
While Obama's in Hawaii
Gazan children keep on dyin
US taxes buy the bombs
Dropped on Gaza all day long