“Hospitals are overwhelmed. There are no more painkillers now. Our staff tells us about the wounded screaming in pain, the injured, the sick who cannot get to the hospital and the terror of finding themselves bombed in a few hours.”
– Doctors Without Borders on the situation in Gaza
Thousands of people in Gaza have already died, including hundreds of children. People fleeing are running out of clean water, and even supposed ‘safe zones’ have reportedly been under attack by the Israeli government.
The indiscriminate attacks by Hamas on everyday people in Israel were horrific and unjustifiable. But what’s happening in Gaza isn’t justice. The Israeli government cutting off millions of people from water, food, and fuel while showering them with bombs must stop now.
This type of violence isn’t going to bring safety or liberation to anyone, it’ll only breed more violence, hatred, and trauma. People in Palestine and Israel deserve far more than the broken status quo that has let them all down so devastatingly.
The U.S. government will play a pivotal role in what happens next — and as President Biden travels to Israel tomorrow, we have a crucial chance to push the Administration to focus its efforts on saving lives.