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Open letter from the people of Palestine to the citizens of the world
The people of Gaza are currently suffering through the fourteenth day of the Israeli assault, with attacks now coming from land, air and sea. Everywhere we turn, we see more carnage, more death, more destruction. When we try to run from the Apache helicopters and F-16 jets that are raining bombs down on our homes, we only run into the waiting ground troops, who relish the opportunity to mow us down.
The essence of our humanity is being violated in the worst way imaginable, and nobody is safe. Children, women, and the elderly are all targets for the soldiers who have come to annihilate us. And yet as the heinous war crimes mount, as the slaughter of an entire population continues, still the leaders of the world do nothing. They sit on their hands and they have the audacity to blame us for what is happening. We, the oppressed, are being blamed for our own oppression.
Our children should not have to be brought up under this most brutal occupation. Enough Palestinian tears and blood have been shed to fill the ocean a thousand times over, and it must end now. This is our call to you, the citizens of the world, our brothers and sisters on the ground. In this time of blindness and ignorance by the world leaders, we ask that you stand in solidarity with us. We ask that you give voice to the voiceless, and to condemn the massacre, as well as the 60 years of ruthless ethnic cleansing to which we have been subjected.
We call upon the trade unionists of the world to strike in solidarity with the Gazan workers who are being killed. We call upon the medical personnel of the world to strike in solidarity with the medical personnel who are under attack in Gaza. We call upon the teachers and professors of the world to strike in condemnation of the schools and universities that are being targeted in Gaza. We call upon the lawyers of the world to strike in condemnation of the war crimes that are being committed. We call upon all citizens of conscience around the world to stand with us and demand that the bloodshed come to an end.
We demand that the massacre be brought to an end, and that our human dignity be restored. We demand that Israel’s infrastructure of apartheid be dismantled, and that rights be respected. And we demand that we be able to return to our homes and continue our lives in peace.
Your Palestinian brothers and sisters
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