Join with Amnesty International and stop the US government arming Israel
It is the civilians who have borne the brunt of the violence in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and much of this has been carried out with foreign supplied arms. The Israeli military has used a wide variety of conventional weapons such as guns, bullets, missiles, drones, jet fighters, artillery, tanks, armoured vehicles and naval vessels to commit serious human rights abuses in Gaza.
Since the Israeli military Operation “Protective Edge” started, more than 1,260 Palestinians have died, more than 6,000 have been injured, and up to 400,000 appear to have been internally displaced as of 30 July. The United Nations has estimated that over 850 of those killed in Gaza are civilians, including 249 children and 135 women.
On the same day Israeli forces killed 20 Palestinians at a UN school, the US confirmed it had provided Israel with fresh supplies of munitions, including mortar rounds for tanks and ammo for grenade launchers.
Amnesty International’s efforts
Amnesty International is taking a stand by calling for a UN-imposed comprehensive arms embargo on Israel, Hamas and Palestinian armed groups.
“It is time for a UN-mandated international investigation into violations committed on all sides amidst Israel’s invasion of Gaza and indiscriminate rocket fire from Palestinian armed groups into Israel. The US government needs to do its part and stop giving munitions, weapons, crowd control devices, and military training to Israel.” – Amnesty International
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How you can help
“US policy prohibits the provision of weapons where there is a credible expectation that they may be used in grave human rights violations. The US government must act in accordance with its own laws and policies concerning weapons transfers.” – Amnesty International
You can help by calling on the US government to stop arming Israel. Send your message to the US Secretary of State, John Kerry: