In an unprecedented show of concern about Palestinian children, 19 members of Congress signed a letter to Secretary of State Kerry urging the US administration to prioritize children’s human rights in its bilateral relationship with Israel. Initiated by Rep Betty McCollum (D,Minn), the letter was a companion action to a June 2 Capitol Hill briefing about Palestinian children in military detention.
Shelters in a West Bank Palestinian Bedouin community.
On 11 September 2014, AFSC joined 43 other Palestinian, Israeli, and international organizations in urgently calling on world leaders to stop Israeli plans to forcibly transfer thousands of Palestinian Bedouins out of their communities in the central part of the occupied West Bank and into a designated township.
Al- Dula Home - A child stands amid the rubble of the destroyed Al Dalu family home, Gaza City December 3, 2012. Ten members of the Al Dalu family were killed, as well as two neighbors, by an Israeli air strike on their three-story home on November 18, 2012. Four of those killed were children, and four were women.
This Thursday, July 24, join AFSC and more than 50 other groups in protesting the ongoing attack on Gaza by writing to your government representatives and President Obama, organizing community actions, or otherwise making your voice heard.
As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, so does the season’s first hurricane, thoroughly rearranging many plans. Among the plans being rearranged is the plan to have an Alliance for Palestinian Freedom float in the Provincetown parade. That parade has been cancelled and the group has gotten permission to be part of the Wellfleet parade, which as of 4pm Thursday is still scheduled to take place on July 4th. If you are on the Cape, check it out. They could use your support.
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