Last Updated on December 15, 2023.
Washington – Win Without War Executive Director Sara Haghdoosti and President Stephen Miles released the following statement responding to reports of fighting restarting in Gaza:
“We are gravely alarmed by the breakdown of the ceasefire in Gaza and Israel, and we urge its immediate renewal. The ceasefire was a diplomatic breakthrough that allowed the freeing of hostages, desperately needed humanitarian relief for Palestinians in Gaza, and a ratcheting down of regional tensions. It showed, for even a seven-day stretch, that a more lasting ceasefire and a diplomatic pathway to end the conflict are possible and must be pursued. Its collapse is an utter nightmare for Palestinians, Israelis, and people in neighboring countries.
“In this dangerous moment, President Biden, with full support from Congress, must redouble diplomatic efforts to renew the ceasefire. Saving lives, freeing hostages, and ending this cycle of violence must be the overriding objective of the U.S. government.”
Win Without War is a diverse network of activists and national organizations working for progressive foreign policy in the United States.December 1, 2023