Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Cambridge defies Gaza Assaults

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Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 11:18am Edit Note Delete

Our oligation should be to humanity first, and not to Israel or Palestine. It is not about Israel or about Zionism, nor is it about palestinians and Hamas, it is about human suffering; people being killed for no reason. Those inhuman few need to get off the high horse of arrogance and speak out against this assault. Shame on us if we revel in the deaths of either the Israelis or the Palestinians.

The decision by the city council of Cambridge Massachussetts give hopes to humanity, that there are still people who would say "never again" to every human attrocity. If any one of you is from there, we appreciate you.

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Cambridge, MA defies American support for Gaza assault

Date: 14 / 01 / 2009 Time: 20:43

Bethlehem – Ma'an – An American town twinned with the West Bank city
on Bethlehem voted on a resolution to condemn Israel's ongoing
onslaught in Gaza on Monday.

Home to both Harvard University and the Massachusetts School of
Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts' city council voted to become the
first such American town to make official its condemnation of the
Israeli assault on Gaza.

Lawyer Shawqy Al-Ayaseh, the two cities' twinning representative, said
the council made its decision after a long meeting in the presence of
citizens, where negotiations lasted some three hours.

In addition to condemning violence against civilians on both sides of
the conflict, the city council insisted Israel end the blockade of the
Gaza Strip.

"How could I not do something?" City Councillor Marjorie C. Decker,
who authored the resolution with Cambridge Mayor E. Denise Simmons,
was quoted as saying in Harvard's student newspaper.

"To not say something feels very complicit," she added.

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