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  1. Baby extracted from dead mother in Gaza
  2. Newborn Orphaned in Gaza Strike
  3. Gaza Humanitarian Crisis: Newborn’s Plight Sparks Alarm
  4. Gaza’s Innocent Victims: Newborn’s Struggle for Survival
  5. Gaza’s Children in Peril: Newborn’s Story Must Be Heard

Dear [MP NAME],

I am once again writing to you today with a heavy heart, deeply disturbed by a recent incident that underscores the urgent need for action in addressing the ongoing crisis in Gaza.

A baby girl was delivered from the womb of a Palestinian killed alongside her husband and daughter by an Israeli attack in the Gaza city of Rafah. This devastating assault claimed the lives of 19 people overnight in intensified Israeli strikes, including 13 children from one family.

The newborn, weighing 1.4 kg (3.09lb) and delivered in an emergency C-section, was stable and improving gradually, said Mohammed Salama, a doctor caring for her. Her mother, Sabreen Al-Sakani, had been 30 weeks pregnant.

Placed in an incubator in a Rafah hospital alongside another infant, the baby lies with the words “The baby of the martyr Sabreen Al-Sakani” written on tape across her chest.

Sakani’s young daughter Malak, who was killed in the strike, had wanted to name her new sister Rouh, meaning spirit in Arabic, said her uncle Rami Al-Sheikh. “The little girl Malak was happy that her sister was coming to the world,” he said.

Dr. Salama, addressing the grim reality facing the newborn, stated, “Even if this child survives, she was born an orphan.”

This story, as horrifying as it is, is not isolated. Through Israel’s genocide campaign in Gaza, thousands of children have been born in unimaginable conditions. Women have had to endure childbirth without any form of pain relief, including C-sections, in tents devoid of medical supplies. We have witnessed footage of women torn apart, with their unborn babies lying outside their bodies, and women lying lifeless on the ground, cradling their children in their arms, victims of Israeli snipers.

The collective punishment and genocide of the Palestinian people must come to an immediate end, with those responsible inside Israel (and right here at home) being held accountable for these crimes against humanity.

I urge you to back the implementation of immediate sanctions against Israel to enforce a ceasefire in Gaza, and call for concrete measures to address the root causes of violence and oppression in the region. 

Many weeks have now passed since the UN Security Council voted for an immediate ceasefire and the start of hostage returns—a proposition to which Hamas has agreed—however Israel refuses to comply still. Israel’s non-compliance, despite being on trial for genocide at The Hague and ignoring pleas from its closest allies, underscores its rogue status. The vote did not call for a ceasefire to be conditional on the exchange of any hostages, meaning there is no excuse for refusing its implementation.

The evidence of genocide being committed is now irrefutable, with hundreds of genocide and holocaust experts stating that this is clearly genocide. Leading Israeli politicians also continue to use rhetoric of genocidal intent, and the government has announced plans that require the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians from Gaza. I write to you today to ensure that you cannot claim ignorance of these facts. The urgency and severity of these war crimes cannot be overstated, and it is imperative that we act with conviction and clarity in response.

Sanctions are needed NOW, alongside a full arms embargo and permanent change to policies around Israel while it continues to operate what Amnesty International describes as an Apartheid State. 


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