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Celebrities calling out “Cease Fire”

A group of almost 250 celebrities signed a letter to president Biden urging a cease-fire in the Israel-Hamas war. Uniting as a group called ¨Artist4ceaseFire¨

A letter encouraging Joe Biden and Congress to demand an urgent ceasefire in Gaza was signed by over 260 celebrities, including Selena Gomez,, Lupita Nyong’o, Jenna Ortega, and Joaquin Phoenix.

̈ We come together as artists and advocates, but most importantly as human beings witnessing the devastating loss of lives and unfolding horror in Israel and Palestine.” the letter began.

More than 8,000 Palestinians have died since Hamas militants struck Israel in October, Killing over 1,400 Israeils, according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Joaquin Phoenix, Drake, Dua Lipa, and other Grammy and Oscar award winners are some of the artists who have signed the letter. 

 “Honor all of the Lives in the Holy land and call for and Facilitate a ceasefire without delay.” Calling out Congress, and other international leaders.

Stating that one of the U.S most important diplomatic roles is to assist in putting in an end to suffering. It is also necessary to uphold UNICEF’s global position. Which works to protect the rights of children and adolescents who are disadvantaged by, and have their rights upheld.

“Children and Families in Gaza have practically run out of goods, water, electricity, medicine and safe access to hospitals, following days of air strikes and cuts to supply routes,” UNICEF spokesperson James Elder said in the celebrities statement letter. 

Gaza’s sole power plant ran out of fuel, shutting down electricity, water and wastewater treatment. Most residents can no longer get drinking water from service providers or household water through pipelines. 

The  artist’s letter to Biden cited their mourning for all the people in Gaza and their loved ones globally. They have a strong desire to put an end to further tragedies and stand for  freedom, justice, dignity, and peace for all people.

It concluded “We refuse to tell future generations the story of our silence, that we stood by and did nothing.” 

We have the power to change the lives of people who are being exploited, unable to support themselves completely, and subjected to unfair treatment.

“The brutality of terror and war is unfolding before our eyes. Entire families have been and continued to be erased.” -America Ferrera 

If the devastating effects of war against another nation were tearing apart our families, we would want those who have the privilege to defend our rights and guarantee our safety and well-being.

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