Protesters Demand Ceasefire in Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Urgent Call for Peace, Palestinian Territory

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Updated: 7:17 AM, Wed November 15, 2023

Protesters Rally for Ceasefire in Israel-Palestinian Conflict: Urgent Call for Peace

About 50 individuals gathered at the office of Senator Mark Kelly in Phoenix on Tuesday, demanding an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing Israel-Palestinian conflict. The protesters included members of the Palestinian American community, as well as representatives from the Jewish community and various background. Holding signs with powerful statements such as Stay attentive. Cease fire now, Bombing children is not self-defense, and Stop war! End violence! Start Healing, they united in their call for peace.

District 8 Representative Athena Salman, a Palestinian-American herself, joined the demonstration to amplify the plea for a ceasefire in Gaza. Salman expressed her dismay at the devastating situation faced by Palestinians, highlighting the alarming statistics of lives lost. She emphasized that around 11,000 Palestinians, including approximately half who are children, have been killed by Israeli strikes. Moreover, the people in the Palestinian territories are suffering from an acute lack of basic necessities like electricity, water, food, and medicine due to the Israeli siege imposed upon them.

International organizations such as Doctors Without Borders and the World Health Organization have assessed the conditions in Gaza City’s hospitals as perilous. The relentless bombings and blockades by Israeli ground forces and militants have further exacerbated the dire circumstances, leaving the healthcare system on the brink of collapse.

According to Salman, the protesters engaged with State Director Luis Heredia at Senator Kelly’s office. They requested him to arrange a phone call with the senator, who was in Washington, D.C. at the time. Fueled by their determination to make their voices heard, community members and protesters planned to remain at the facility until they had the opportunity to speak directly with Senator Kelly.

Organizer Kai Newkirk stressed the significance of seeking a negotiated political settlement as the only viable solution to the crisis. He highlighted that both Israelis and Palestinians are appealing for a ceasefire, with Israeli Jews and Arabs in Israel protesting and demanding the release of hostages. The protesters showed solidarity with individuals worldwide who are calling for peace in this conflict.

In conclusion, protesters in Phoenix gathered to urge Senator Mark Kelly to join the urgent call for a ceasefire in the Israel-Palestinian conflict. This demonstration represented a diverse range of voices united in their plea for peace. The escalating casualties and dire conditions in Gaza City’s hospitals have drawn attention from international organizations. The community members and protesters sought direct communication with Senator Kelly to emphasize the importance of pursuing a negotiated political settlement. The call for a ceasefire resonates not only within the Palestinian American community but also among Israelis and people from various backgrounds worldwide.

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