Elizabeth S. Axtell: Israeli occupation must end

July 15, 2014 

So, the Obama administration is supporting Israel as it attacks and bombards Gaza, killing innocent civilians, many of them children. Gaza has become a prison where Israel violates the human rights of the more than a million Palestinians who live there.

Regarding the crisis and current events taking place in Israel/Palestine, the ongoing Israeli occupation is at the heart of it. And we must speak the truth about this. All lives are precious; we mourn the deaths of all children, both Palestinian and Israeli.

The death and destruction we are now seeing is happening in the context of the ongoing Israeli occupation; the U.S. government is complicit in this. It supports Israel no matter what it does and also gives Israel over $3 billion a year.

In spite of the fact that mainstream media have done a poor job of reporting the facts, we have access – thanks to the Internet – to alternative and independent media that show the true nature of what is going on regarding Israel/Palestine. We must speak out and speak the truth, in order to bring this violent, immoral and racist occupation to an end.

Elizabeth S. Axtell

Raleigh

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