[Sayma-Discuss] FW: Tell Congress: Attend 50th anniversary briefing on Thursday! (you can watch it online, too)

Free Polazzo freepolazzo at gmail.com
Tue Jun 6 11:36:32 EDT 2017

A good call to make today.   Also the briefing is online Thursday AM



-- Free

Douglasville, GA 

Cell - 770-778-8507


“No one can be free unless everyone can be free”


From: Jennifer Bing, AFSC [mailto:actioncenter at afsc.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, June 06, 2017 10:31 AM
To: Free Polazzo
Subject: FW: Tell Congress: Attend 50th anniversary briefing 


American Friends Service Committee 





Tell Congress: Attend briefing on Palestinian children under occupation


Photo: AFSC/Pedro Rios

Dear Free,

Thank you to everyone who has sent a letter or made a call to help us get members of Congress to attend our briefing. If you haven't yet done so, please take action today!

Join us in urging members of Congress to attend our “No Way to Treat a Child” Congressional briefing on Thursday, June 8 to learn more about the impacts of military occupation on Palestinian children. 

It’s been nearly 50 years of military occupation of the occupied Palestinian territory. And the conditions for Palestinian children have never been worse. 

Last year proved to be the deadliest in a decade for West Bank children, with 32 child fatalities at the hands of Israeli forces and security guards. In the first half of 2017, Israeli forces killed eight Palestinian children, according to Defense for Children International - Palestine. 

In Gaza, which has been under Israeli military blockade for the past 10 years, children slip deeper into poverty, and many have been displaced for years. Justice and accountability are needed for the deaths of the 547 Palestinian children killed during the 2014 Israeli military assault on Gaza.  

Children under 18 years old now represent 46 percent—nearly half—of the 4.68 million Palestinians living in the occupied Palestinian territory. This generation has grown up in the shadow of failed negotiations—their futures stifled by the blockade, systemic discrimination, and repeated military attacks. 

On Thursday, June 8, AFSC will co-host a congressional briefing in Washington, D.C. featuring experts who will examine how persistent grave human rights violations, systemic impunity, discrimination, and a hyper-militarized environment affect the lives of the Palestinian children growing up under a military occupation with no end in sight. 

Please contact your member of Congress, and urge them to attend this important briefing to learn more about the challenges facing Palestinian children.  

Join us as we engage our elected leaders, urging them to end support for military occupation and to help build a future where the dignity, freedom, and rights of all children are protected. 

Jennifer Bing
AFSC/No Way to Treat a Child Campaign 

P.S. Want to watch the Congressional Briefing live?  Join us on Facebook on Thursday, June 8, starting at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time. 



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American Friends Service Committee  

1501 Cherry Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102


American Friends Service Committee
1501 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States



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