Press Release
Contact Information: Hussein Ibish
December 27, 2008 - 1:00am

Washington, DC, Dec. 27 -- The American Task Force on Palestine (ATFP) called for an immediate cease-fire between all parties following Israeli military airstrikes against the Gaza Strip earlier today that killed approximately 200 Palestinians and injured hundreds more. ATFP deplored the disproportionate force employed by Israel and expressed deep concern for the well-being of the innocent civilian population in Gaza. ATFP also reiterated its demand that the reckless and provocative rocket attacks aimed at Israel immediately stop. The Task Force called on Israel and Hamas to renew the truce that expired last week.

ATFP called on the United States government to use all its influence to arrange for an immediate ceasefire and take other urgent measures to alleviate the suffering of the innocent civilian population in Gaza. It also urged the United States and all parties to take serious steps to reinvigorate peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, as this is the only viable path away from continued conflict.


American Task Force on Palestine - 1634 Eye St. NW, Suite 725, Washington DC 20006 - Telephone: 202-262-0017