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AK84151733The awful bloodshed in Gaza is escalating as politicians posture and diplomats argue. Over 700 have now been killed, almost half of them civilians, and well over 100 children dead.[1] As Israeli tanks, airplanes and artillery bombard targets in thickly populated urban areas, thousands more have been injured and 1.5 million terrified civilians have no escape from this prison-like enclave: the borders are sealed. Hamas too continues to fight and fire rockets at Israel, killing 5 Israeli civilians. 

click: We can make a difference.

Even Israel’s own foreign minister admits that intense international pressure could force a ceasefire. To that end, AVAAZ has delivered a 300,000-strong petition to top officials of the UN, EU and Arab League. But at the UN, lame-duck President Bush is outrageously blocking a serious international resolution, trying instead to impose a skewed alternative that would legitimize the suffocating blockade of Gaza, which Hamas cite as reason for their rocket attacks.[2] With leaders deadlocked and issuing toothless statements, the violence only worsens. 

enough is enough. 

sources: [1] Daily Telegraph, [2] The Guardian 

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  1. Thanks for posting this Peter. I must admit to be hiding from the images of this war. The confusion, pain, anger and confusion is so evident on peoples faces. I have signed the petition and made a donation because this is what I can do to help make a difference – today. Tomorrow I may find something else that I can do but for this moment today – this is it.

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  2. yes, terrill — what can we/i do to make a difference today? as you’ll see from my next posts, i’m looking at my own “wars” within and nearby, seeing what if anything i can do to cause peace.

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