Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns

Representing Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers, Maryknoll Sisters, and Maryknoll Lay Missioners
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Tell Congress: Support Palestinian children’s rights

Organizations in the Faith Forum on Middle East Policy send out action alerts monthly, focusing on different issues so that members of Congress hear consistently that their constituents support a just and lasting resolution to the Palestinian and Israeli conflict. 

May 2016

Palestinian children living under Israeli occupation face crippling daily realities as well as dim prospects for their future – a situation that has fueled an escalation in violence in recent months.

Click here to urge your Congressional representative to sign a letter asking President Obama to appoint a Special Envoy for Palestinian children.

As the letter states, “The recent attacks against Israelis, including those perpetrated by Palestinian youth, are profoundly disturbing and must be condemned…At the same time, the root causes of such violent acts must be examined and understood within the context in which they are taking place. Does a life of utter hopelessness and the collective psychological trauma associated with the Palestinian people living for decades under Israeli military occupation directly contribute to the violence?”

As of now, the letter closes on Friday, May 20.

Take action now!  Ask your Congressional representative to add his or her name to this important letter.

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