Join with Avaaz to lift the Gaza blockade
About one year ago, Israel launched a military operation upon Gaza called Operation Protective Edge. During this, seven weeks of Israeli bombardment, Palestinian rocket attacks, and ground fighting resulted in the deaths of over 2,100 people, the vast majority of them being Gazans, and many more were wounded.
A year later, thousands of children are still sleeping in the rubble of their homes. There is a land, sea and air blockade in place that restricts many goods and aids from being brought into the country.
“For a whole year the Israeli government has restricted basic and essential construction materials from entering Gaza. Not one of the 19,000 homes that were bombed and destroyed has been fully rebuilt.” – Avaaz
“Even though it is a clear violation of international law, Israel’s blockade has restricted basic building materials going in. But no child should be made to live in the ruins of their home, study with bomb blasts through their classrooms, or not get basic health care because clinics have been destroyed.”
Avaaz has joined forces with top aid agencies working in Gaza to launch an emergency campaign to call on key donors to get the materials in. As the main governments paying to rebuild Gaza, they can insist Israel lifts the restrictions.
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How you can help
Join with Avaaz and sign the petition to help lift the blockade in Gaza.
“World leaders have pledged $3.5 billion to rebuild Gaza, but Israeli restrictions on the entry of building material are costing reconstruction efforts incalculable delays. Not one of the 19,000 homes destroyed in Gaza has been rebuilt in the last year. As concerned citizens, we urge you to take action to press for an end to these restrictions now.” – Avaaz