*In the last two months alone Israel has arrested almost one quarter of the members of the Palestinian parliament as part of its campaign to free an Israeli soldier captured near Gaza in June. Those arrested by the Israelis include 49 senior Hamas officials, including the 33 parliamentarians. All are being held as bargaining chip in the prisoner exchange negotiations. Many of those kidnapped have been seen as moderate leaders who have consistently urged Hamas leaders to recognize Israel and negotiate the terms of a future Palestinian state with Israeli leaders.
*Please take a moment to write to your elected officials and tell them that you are outraged that the U.S. is preaching democracy to the Arab world while remaining silent as Israel imprisons members of the democratically elected Palestinian government.
*Remind your elected officials that, while Hamas is abiding by a ceasefire, Israelis have not stopped their attacks on Palestinian civilians and infrastructure and have increased extrajudicial assassinations in the Occupied Territories. Tell your elected officials that they are doing nothing to promote peace between the Palestinians and Israel and that their policies are only feeding extremism and the continuation of conflict between both parties.
*Tell your elected officials that as American citizens you are tired of the biased role that the U.S. is playing in this conflict and that you will no longer support any party that does not stand for justice, democracy and freedom.
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