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Ceasefire Backed By Broader Action For Gaza Conflict, Say Church Groups

A strongly-worded letter by an 11-member committee of the World Council of Churches (WCC) in the United Sates calling for an immediate ceasefire of the Israeli offensive in Gaza also called for a deeper-reaching U.S. policy change in the region. “To achieve a lasting peace, the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land, including the siege of Gaza, must end,” said the message sent to U.S. President Barack Obama earlier this week.

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