Call to Protect Human Rights, Uphold International Law, and Bring About Justice between Israel and the Palestinian People


We have watched with horror:

  • as Israeli civilians were indiscriminately attacked, killed, and captured by Hamas militants in response to the Israeli military occupation, settler colonialism, the blockade of Gaza, and ethnic cleansing in the occupied territories – all in violation of international law;
  • as the killing and abduction of Israeli civilians by Hamas militants is being turned into a justification for the collective punishment and mass killing of Palestinian civilians in Gaza by Israel and by its financial and military backers;
  • as Israel has blockaded 2.3 million Palestinian civilians in Gaza from receiving food, medicines, water, and electricity and from freedom of movement in and out;
  • as war crimes and crimes against humanity are conducted before our very eyes;
  • as the United Nations Security Council is unable to take even the minimal step of calling for a cease-fire, let alone the needed steps to stop the violence, because it is structured to allow individual nuclear powers such as the United States a unilateral veto over decisions.


We believe that the only way to halt this cycle of violence and dehumanization is to end the occupation.

We deplore all attacks on and bombings of civilians and civil institutions, including hospitals, schools, religious places, festivals and residential neighborhoods.

We stand in solidarity with the innocent Palestinian civilians who are calling for their right to live in safety, dignity, and self-determination.

We refuse the forced transfer of Palestinians to other countries, which would be yet another step in an irreversible ethnic cleansing of Gaza.

We demand an end to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinian shepherds being carried out since 07 October 2023 by the settlers in the Jordan Valley; demand that these communities be allowed to return home with guarantees for their safety; and demand an immediate halt to the sweeping arrests of a thousand Palestinians in the West Bank, which amounts to collective punishment.


We, the undersigned individuals and organizations, hereby call for:

  • an immediate cease-fire, followed by the immediate opening of the borders of Gaza and the immediate provision of all necessary food, water, medication, and fuel needed by the residents of Gaza;
  • the international community to ensure that humanitarian corridors with sufficient capacity are created immediately, including the reopening of the Kerem Shalom Crossing to allow the number of trucks needed to bring sufficient supplies into Gaza from Egypt;
  • the immediate release of all Israeli civilians taken by the Hamas militants;
  • the immediate release of all Palestinian political prisoners taken by the Israeli government over the years;
  • an immediate end to all threats, plans, and implementation of a ground invasion into Gaza by the Israeli military;
  • an end to the occupation of the Palestinian people and lands;
  • a restructuring of the United Nations, removing the right to unilateral veto in the Security Council, especially in the case of a humanitarian cause, and giving the Member States the ability to instruct the Security Council to take certain steps following a majority vote of the General Assembly; and
  • a change in the charter of the International Criminal Court to allow it to bring charges against war crimes and crimes against humanity regardless of whether the perpetrating states are parties to the ICC or not.



Issued on Sunday 22 October 2023 by the Board of Advisors and the Board of Directors of Initiative for Equality (IfE), a global network of organizations and individuals working towards social, economic and political equality around the world.






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A4Abolitionist United States
Abeekey inc Nigeria
ACPDH Burundi Burundi
Action de solidarité communautaire République Démocratique du Congo
Action Secours Ambulance (ASA) Haiti
Actit France
Alames Ecuador Ecuador
Aniye Movement Uganda
Arena Publications Australia
Arjon Foundation Bangladesh
Arjon Foundation Bangladesh
Association des Jeunes filles et Femmes Autochtones Engagées dans la protection de l’environnement et la lutte contre la pauvreté féminine République Démocratique du Congo
ATTAC CADTM Burkina Burkina Faso
Bay Area Cooperative Association United States
Canadian Voice of Women for Peace Canada
Centre for Financial Journalism Nigeria
Centre for Human Rights and Development Mongolia
Citizens Network for Peace and Security Africa Nigeria Network Nigeria
Community Outreach for Development and Welfare Advocacy (CODWA) Nigeria
Conseil Consultatif de Femmes Africaine République Démocratique du Congo
Coopérative des Peuples Autochtones Batwa pour l’Epanouissement Communautaire République Démocratique du Congo
Culture and Conflict Forum United States
DEEP Network Australia
Eddie Rifkind Effects United States
Families for a Secure Future Canada
Fédération des Femmes pour le Développement Intégral au Congo (FEDI Congo) République Démocratique du Congo
Groupe Martin Luther King République Démocratique du Congo
GTCR République Démocratique du Congo
Hope Association of African République Démocratique du Congo
Immaculate Heart Community Los Angeles CA United States
Initiative Pour la Protection des Femmes Autochtones et l’Environnement République Démocratique du Congo
Institute for Economic Justice South Africa
International Youth Council United Kingdom
International Youth Council United States
Kids & Teens Resource Centre Nigeria
KOTHOWAIN (Vulnerable peoples dev. org) Bangladesh
Les Cuivres France
Mediareservoir Nigeria Limited Nigeria
Movimiento Federalista Pan Africano de America Latina y el Caribe Hispano (MFPA/AL/CH) Honduras
Oceanswatch New Zealand
ONG AZIMUT Madagascar
Oscar Romero and Simone Weil Catholic Worker House United States
Permaculture for Refugees Australia
Permaculture for Australia
Praxis Peace Institute United States
Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary United States
Presentation Sisters, Nagoa Community India
Réseau Congolais des Forestiers (RCF-RDC) République Démocratique du Congo
San José Peace and Justice Center United States
Sisters With Integrity Movement for Good Governance And Development (SWIMGAD) Nigeria
Union des peuples autochtones pour le reveil au developpement Burundi
UNOADD Cameroun
Vivian Hope Foundation Nigeria
We Women Lanka Net Work Sri Lanka
Youth Federation for World Peace Kenya Kenya
Abby Seitz Israel
Adeyinka S. Adedayo Nigeria
Afolabi Oladapo Ogundimu Nigeria
Alberto Gomes Australia
Alex Goldman United States
Ami Weintraub United States
Amnon Lotenberg Israel
Andrew Goldman United States
Angela Pessinis Canada
Ariel Freedman Israel
Arzhang Kalbali United States
Asher Firestone United States
Axel Ewald Israel
Ayala Johnson Canada
Barbara Rose Johnston United States
Bashar AbuTaha Jordan
Chris Hewitt United Kingdom
Dafna Israel
Daniel Horsley Australia
Daniel Mathews Australia
Daniel Roth Israel
Denise Lin Australia
Diana Mores Brasil
Doron Ben David Israel
Dorothy Fernandes India
Dr. Hisham Abu Taha Jordan
Dr. Sharat G. Lin United States
Edna Fruman Israel
Eli Scharlat Israel
Elisabetta Rossi Italy
Elissa Roy United States
Elke Marksteiner Austria
Elly Levy United States
Emilia Perroni Israel
Esmeray Yogun France
Even Pay United States
Freda Knott Canada
Frederick Royce United States
Gemma Pires United States
Gil Harari Israel
Hadar Ahuvia United States / Israel
Iris Weinbach Germany
Isac Cohen Canada
Ismail Ismail United States
Issam Abu Taha Germany
Itay Eyal Israel
James Musonda Zambia
James S. Sims United States
James Trauer Australia
Janice Schroeder United States
Jef Peeters Belgium
Jennifer Raviv United States
João Guerra Portugal
Jocelyn Quijano United States
Julie Clutterbuck Australia
Karen Hennessey United States
Karina Mann United States
Katie T. Raviv United States
Kay Fitzgerald United Kingdom
Kayla Boss United States
Lisa Pires India
Lois Greene Canada
Mabel Bianco Argentina
Madelyn Covey United States
Majid Soleimani United States
Majid Soleimani United States
Maria Hutton United States
Markus Mariacher Austria
Mary A. Heaphy United States
Maya Kosover United States
Meredith Webster United States
Michael Edwards United States
Michal Sapir Israel
Mira Khazzam Israel
Mohammad Shariful Alam Bangladesh
Moina Shaiq United States
Muhammad Faisal Shahzad Pakistan
Nadia Abu Taha Germany
Naomi Benzer Israel
Neil Coleman South Africa
Neneth Robledo Philippines
Nimrod Kerrett Israel
niv liskits Israel
Nkili Ndemezoho Fabien Gabon
Nora Bendersky Israel
Norman Do Australia
Oded carmi Israel
Paula Rochelle United States
Phillip Pflager United States
Piyashi DebRoy India
Prema Ireland
Professor Ann Dale Canada
Professor Kate Pickett United Kingdom
Professor Richard Wilkinson United Kingdom
Rahel Salathé Switzerland
Ranjit Roy United States
Reut kristal Israel
Richard Hobbs United States
Richard Sack United States
rimmon lavi Israel
Robert Jessop United Kingdom
Robert Olson United States
Roberto P. Guimaraes Brazil
Ronen Skaletzky Israel
Rotem Levin Israel
Ruth Khazzam Canada
Ruth Zaslansky Israel /Germany
Saeedah Moosa South Africa
Sara willner Israel
Sharon Minsuk United States
Sheila Stewart Canada
Sheila Thorne United States
Sima sason Israel
Sr. Justine India
Sr. Maura Fitzsimons United States
Stuti Ghoshal United States
Sue Folinsbee Canada
Talia Tsemel Israel
Tamar Yaron Israel
Tamara Rogers United States
Václav Exner Czech Republic
Vardit Goldner Israel
Wania Silva Brazil
Willemina Davidson United States
Zubairu Mahmood Nigeria