US Congressmen Standing Up for Gaza


On February 19 2009, Congressman Brian Baird (D-WA) together with fellow congressman Keith Ellison, (D-MN-05), visited Gaza to view firsthand destruction from Israeli air and ground attacks and to meet with international and local relief agencies. Others in the visit included Senator John Kerry (D-MA). This visit, which did not have the official sanction of the Obama Administration, was the first time anyone from the U.S. government has entered Gaza in more than three years. The Congressman had this to say about Gaza;

“The amount of physical destruction and the depth of human suffering here is staggering”. He continued, “Entire neighborhoods have been destroyed, schools completely leveled, fundamental water, sewer, and electricity facilities hit and relief agencies heavily damaged. The personal stories of children being killed in their homes or schools, entire families wiped out, and relief workers prevented from evacuating the wounded are heart wrenching – what went on here, and what is continuing to go on, is shocking and troubling beyond words.”

(Wikipedia)

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