Urgent Appeal for Peace in Palestine and Israel
URGENT… Friends, Regardless of your position on the current conflict in Palestine and Israel, we need to do what we can to help the innocent people who’ve been impacted by the war. In recent days, over 100,000 Palestinians have been asked to vacate their homes in Gaza in preparation for a comprehensive air, land, and sea bombardment. Yet, they aren’t able to cross the border into Egypt or Israel and they can’t escape by sea — so they have nowhere to go.
Homes, hospitals, schools, water treatment facilities, and news media offices have already been bombed — so Gaza is becoming unlivable. In one area, water has been cut off from a refugee camp that has a population of 70,000 people (35% of these people are women or children under the age of six months).
At present, global emergency humanitarian aid groups are mobilizing to increase aid to the area. According to the United Nations, “Only 50 percent of sewage pumping and waste-water treatment systems are believed to be operational and 900,000 people lack any water supply.” This is a serious crisis which unfortunately may have substantial negative repercussions for everyone. It will take years to recover from what has transpired in just
Please do what you can to help promote peace in the area as soon as possible.
I’m not going to flood my Facebook page with appeals and news. Having Palestinian and Israeli friends, I’m also sensitive about offending either side by simply expressing concern for both sides.
For those interested in following the news, including forceful appeals from both sides, as well as those calling for unity and peace between both sides, you can visit the following Facebook page. It’s a resource for those in the middle, working to promote peace, and attempting to understand the divergent narratives.