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(DCI-Palestine) -- The Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip during July and August 2014 claimed the lives of 501 Palestinian children. Children were killed in their homes as they slept, with their parents as they fled for safety, and in UN shelters where they were told they would be safe. Some, like 3-year-old Ibrahim Omar, sought refuge and medical treatment only to be killed as Israeli forces targeted hospitals where they lay recovering. Up to 1,000 children have been permanently disabled through the loss of limbs, blindness or burn injuries.
These deaths, injuries, and ruined lives were not collateral damage. They were preventable. In August, a UN Commission of Inquiry was established to investigate war crimes during the conflict and hold war criminals accountable, but the US voted against it - it was the only country to do so - and the UK abstained from the vote. We need your help to show our representatives that we support the investigation.
Sign the petition and urge President Obama to uphold our American values of justice. Demand President Obama supports the UN Commission of Inquiry.