Call on Congress To End The Inhumane Blockade of Gaza

The blockade on Gaza has now continued for 10 years. The blockade has had a devastating impact on the civilians in Gaza, so much so that the United Nations has said that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020.

Both the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross have declared the blockade an illegal form of collective punishment.

One way the Palestinian population in Gaza is punished is by being denied regular access to electricity. The Gaza power plant and electrical grid suffered significant damage from past conflict. As a result, residents receive power for only six to eight hours per day on a rolling basis. The lack of power also impacts hospitals, schools, and other facilities.

This crisis must be addressed. The crisis in Gaza could be ended quickly if the blockade was ended and the materials needed to ensure the provision of basic services (water, electricity, health care) and build the economy were allowed into Gaza. Unfortunately, the U.S. government supports the blockade and has not taken steps to ensure that even basic humanitarian needs are met in Gaza.

Support peace in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territory. Ask Congress to support changes in U.S. policy towards Gaza and demand that the U.S. government support an immediate, complete, and unconditional end to the Gaza blockade.
Subject:Act to end the Gaza Blockade

Dear [elected official],

The blockade on Gaza has now continued for 10 years, and as your constituent, I ask that you support an end to these inhumane restrictions.

The blockade has had a devastating impact on the civilians in Gaza, so much so that the United Nations has said that Gaza could become uninhabitable by 2020. Both the U.N. and the International Committee of the Red Cross have declared the blockade an illegal form of collective punishment.

One way the Palestinian population in Gaza is punished is by being denied regular access to electricity. The Gaza power plant and electrical grid suffered significant damage from past conflict. As a result, residents receive power for only six to eight hours per day on a rolling basis. The lack of power also impacts hospitals, schools, and other facilities.

This crisis must be addressed. The crisis in Gaza could be ended quickly if the blockade was ended and the materials needed to ensure the provision of basic services (water, electricity, health care) and build the economy were allowed into Gaza. Unfortunately, the U.S. government supports the blockade and has not taken steps to ensure that even basic humanitarian needs are met in Gaza.

This must change. I therefore ask that you call for changes in U.S. policy toward Gaza and demand that the U.S. support steps to restore power and other humanitarian services in Gaza. I also ask that you support an immediate, complete, and unconditional end to the blockade on Gaza.

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