U.S. Muslims, Arab Americans Urge President to Demand Restoration of Gaza Ceasefire Broken by Israel

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | November 15, 2012 -- A coalition* of American Muslim and Arab American civil rights, community and advocacy organizations today called on President Obama to demand that Israel restore the ceasefire that it broke with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip.

Since Israel began its latest round of attacks on Gaza, a number of Palestinian and Israeli civilians have been killed, including the 11-month-old son of a BBC journalist.

SEE: Journalist's 11-Month-Old Son Killed in Gaza Strikes (Wash. Post)

In a statement, the coalition said:

"We urge President Obama not to sit on the sidelines as American taxpayer-funded weapons are used to kill civilians -- including babies -- and to destroy the civilian infrastructure in Gaza. Our nation's blind support for Israel's brutal actions has done and continues to do immense harm