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Recent Israeli attacks on Gaza have killed at least 47 Palestinians, including 16 children, and injured hundreds more. While a ceasefire is welcome, the violence of Israel’s ongoing blockade and military occupation continues to impact 2.2 million people living in Gaza.
The blockade has gone on for more than 15 years, with devastating effects. Restrictions on the import and export of goods from Gaza has led to unemployment rates of 45%, even higher among women and youth. The Gaza economy has been destroyed, and today, over 80% of people depend on international assistance to survive.
That means that even when the bombs stop falling, the deprivation continues. People are unable to rebuild or make repairs to damaged homes. They also lack reliable access to health care, clean water, electricity, and vital services.
Take action today. Urge Congress to call for an immediate, complete, and unconditional end to the blockade.