Original post made by Jagjit Singh, Stanford, on Jun 21, 2006
The deafening silence of our government to the continued attacks by Israel on Palestinian civilians should raise the conscience and outrage of all Americans. In Gaza Strip yet another Israeli air strike claimed the lives of three children, five-year old Mohammed Roka, his sister Nadia and sixteen year-old Bilal al-Hassa..
Fourteen civilians, including seven children were wounded in last Tuesday's attack. Israeli air strikes have now killed up to 22 civilians in the past month.
The Israeli network Channel Two offered conclusive proof that the Israeli military was responsible for the recent Gaza beach bombing that killed eight people. Sources inside the Israeli hospital that treated some of the victims said they removed shrapnel used in Israeli shells. Human Rights Watch investigation came to a similar conclusion.
All lives are precious and the wanton killing of children, must be condemned in the strongest terms by all concerned citizens. I urge readers to call up your lawmakers and demand an immediate halt to all aid to Israel and a resumption of funds to the Palestinians. Let us hold Hamas and the Israeli government to the same standards of acceptable behavior.