Palestine Center Condemns Israeli Aggression against GazaMonday, March 3, 2008
Palestine Center Condemns Israeli Aggression against Gaza
For Immediate Release
Contact: Samar Assad
Washington, D.C. (March 3, 2008) - The Palestine Center calls on the international community to hold Israel accountable for its deadly onslaught against Gaza, which left over 100 Palestinian civilians, including children, dead in a five day period.
The latest Israeli military aggression against the 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza is part of an ongoing Israeli campaign of collective punishment, which has created a dire humanitarian situation and caused the breakdown of vital sanitary services, electricity, water and a critical shortage of food and medicine.
Palestine Center urges U.S. Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice to demand that Israel end its
military campaign and to allow international
humanitarian organizations to work freely in
Gaza so that food, medicine and other basic
needs are delivered. Secretary Rice should
exert equal time and effort during her trip to
Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory
to secure the safety and well-being of
The Palestine Center is the educational program of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, an independent non-profit organization based in Washington, DC. Established in 1991, the Center provides a Palestinian perspective on U.S. policy in the Middle East, with particular emphasis on Palestine and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For more information about The Palestine Center and the Fund's cultural and humanitarian programs, visit The Jerusalem Fund.