Courage To Refuse to launch campaign following Yassin Killing
This morning (March 22) at Sheik Ahmed Yassin was killed by the Israeli Air Force. The best trained pilots in the world, the ones who are supposed to be protecting Israelfrom its enemies, are engaged in missions of revenge that have nothing to do with Israel's defense and that leave no hope for a peaceful future in the Middle East.
Yassin was a dangerous man, but his assassination put us all in a greater danger. The use of the IDF for this reckless, illegal mission is unbearable. This is a danger to Israel's democracy.
Thousands of Palestinians jammed the streets of GazaCity for the funeral procession of Hamas founder and spiritual leader. Dozens of spontaneous riots and attacks against Israeli soldiers and civilians have been recorded so far. Regional experts are warning that a bloody future awaits us. Israelis are canceling their Passover vacations, preparing for the worse.
We must not let our leaders continue this vicious cycle of revenge! We must not allow the IDF to be exploited for political acts of revenge. We must act now to stop the bloodshed. Our voice of our Refusal must be heard before it's too late!
We at Courage to Refuse are trying to raise enough money to launch an effective, well aimed campaign based on Internet banners and Newspaper Ads, under the slogan (in Hebrew):
The bloodshed will end only if we refuse.
All donations made to Courage to Refuse before the end of the week will be dedicated to this cause. A Secure, Online Donations system is available on our website. Donations to Courage to Refuse are TAX DEDUCTIBLE in the USA.