Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Students urge Reps for support in Gaza

Monday, Sooners for Peace in Palestine looked to spread awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on South Oval. They called it "Justice for Gaza."

"Justice for Gaza is a demonstration to highlight the humanitarian crisis in Gaza," Bekah Stone said, president of Sooners for Peace in Palestine. "We are picking up letters and signatures to our senators asking them to represent our opinion in Washington and urging Congress to have a more even-handed approach to the foreign policy."

Since late December, more than 1300 Palestinians were killed, 5,500 injured, and 4,000 buildings destroyed, according to BBC News. "400 of those were children," Stone said. "The killing is highly disproportionate."

Stone explained how this conflict has become personal. "We are all humans and this a humanitarian situation," she said. "If people are suffering anywhere, no matter what their ethnic background or religion is, they should care.

Stone confirmed that there will be a panel discussion on the Israel-Palestian conflict 4 p.m. Tuesday in Meacham Auditorium.

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