(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/28/08) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) today issued a joint statement condemning Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip that have killed at least 20 people, including many civilians. Since Wednesday, 14 Palestinian civilians, among them eight children, have been killed by Israeli missile strikes.
SEE: Israel Kills 20 Palestinians in Gaza (AP)
In a statement, the groups said:
“The killing of civilians on either side of this tragic conflict only serves to deepen mutual hostility and mistrust. We condemn all attacks on Palestinian or Israeli civilians and urge President Bush to address the humanitarian crisis, and end our nation’s uncritical support for Israel’s brutal and counterproductive actions.”
CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-488-8787 or 202-744-7726, E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; MPAC Communications Director Edina Lekovic, 213-383-3443, E-Mail: email@example.com