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Humanity Must Prevail

October 16, 2023
Destruction in Gaza Strip.
Destruction in Gaza Strip. © 8 October 2023 UNRWA Photo by Mohammed Hinnawi

We are horrified by the violence that has been perpetrated against civilians in Gaza, Israel, and the occupied West Bank. The Oakland Institute strongly condemns the killings of civilians, indiscriminate bombings and cuts to vital services that Israel is now carrying out in Gaza in violation of international law.

Instead of fueling the flames through increased military support, the US government must take immediate steps to de-escalate the conflict and stop the violence. Life-saving humanitarian aid must be immediately allowed to enter Gaza, ensuring that people have safe access to food, water, and healthcare.

Below are several ways to take action and call on your representatives to stop the bloodshed and work towards peace and justice.

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‘Even war has rules.’ UN Secretary-General's remarks to the Security Council on the Middle East (10/24/2023)

Israel Still Blocking Aid to Civilians in Gaza — Collective Punishment of Palestinians is a War Crime

UN relief chief: It’s been a dreadful week. Humanity must prevail.

MSF: Indiscriminate violence and the collective punishment of Gaza must cease

B’Tselem: Revenge policy in motion; Israel committing war cri crimes in Gaza.

Amnesty: Israel must lift illegal and inhumane blockade on Gaza as power plant runs out of fuel

UNICEF: Time is Running out for Children in Gaza.

World Heath Organization: WHO pleads for immediate reversal of Gaza evacuation order to protect health and reduce suffering.

UNRWA: A matter of life and death: water runs out for 2 million people in Gaza

ACF: Action Against Hunger calls for protection of civilians and immediate humanitarian access to Gaza