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Mideast violence and a call for cease fire

A version of this document was sent as a press release on October 16th, 2023, updated Feb 12, 24:

 

The Butte County Democratic Party calls on all parties to de-escalate violence and to cease violent actions against civilian populations.
 

We believe that the killing of non-combatants is always unjustified whether by governments or by violent non-government groups.
 

We call for the release of hostages held in Gaza. 
 

We call for the people of Gaza to be allowed access to the basic essentials of life, including water, electricity, food and medical supplies.
 

We believe that both the Israeli people and the Palestinian people have a right to live in peace and security and we believe that neither will have true peace and security until both do.
 

We believe that the actions of Hamas militants are never justification for Islamophobic actions or statements in this country, just as the actions of the current Israeli government are never justification for anti-semitic actions or statements.
 

We support President Biden and his administration's efforts to protect American citizens and prevent further spread of the conflict, but call on him to forcefully exert all possible American influence to effect a Cease Fire as quickly as possible and to bring about a lasting peace for all parties.

We also call on Republicans in Congress to support the President in those efforts and to cease political gamesmanship at this perilous time.
 

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