1. To call for a lifting of the blockade that prevents the entry of civilian goods and services into Gaza;
2. To provide humanitarian and developmental aid to the people of Gaza;
3. To call upon Israel, the US, and the international community to
engage in negotiations without pre-conditions with all relevant
Palestinian parties – including Hamas – in order to end the blockade;
4. To encourage the American government to vigorously engage both
Israelis and Palestinians toward a just and peaceful settlement of the
Ta'anit Tzedek is supported by a growing number of rabbis, interfaith leaders, and individuals from a variety of faith traditions. All people of conscience are invited to join the fast.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has been involved in mission and ministry in the Middle East for nearly two hundred years.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Occupied Palestinian Territory provides weekly reports on the status of civilians.
The BBC provides information on the situation in Gaza and the Middle East.