Posted by on July 31, 2014 in Blog
As of Monday, over 1000 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, with thousands more wounded or unjustly arrested by the Israeli military. In a recent report, the United Nations estimates that 80% of those killed were civilians, women and children.
These civilians largely remain nameless and faceless, but with your help we can give identity to the victims lost in this tragic and unjust conflict.
Hundreds joined us for a silent candlelight vigil at the White House on Wednesday, July 30th in honor of Palestinians who have lost their lives in Israel's current attack on Gaza.
In conjunction with the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, American Federation of Ramallah Palestine, Bethlehem Association, Coalition of Palestinian American Organizations, and Network of Arab American Professionals, DC, we read the names of the innocent souls taken by Israel's indiscriminate violence.
In this time of anger, frustration, and sadness, it remains important that our community comes together to honor and mourn those who lost their lives due to the U.S. government's continued support of Israel's illegal occupation, blockade, and onslaught. By sharing the names of those killed, we respectfully mourn their loss and assure they are not treated as faceless victims.
Photo credit, clockwise from top-left from Instagram: Nadia Seyes (nadiaseyes), Omar Baddar (obaddar), Alberto (aa_word), Nadia Seyes (nadiaseyes)
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