A group of academics in US universities is calling for an end to the siege of Gaza and condemning the latest attacks. Below is the text of their petition:Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace, USA Inc Building a stronger peace and social justice movement here at home and in Palestine/Israel ***************************************************************** Dear friend of FFIPP, FFIPP-International is circulating the following petition condemning the bombing of the Islamic University in Gaza. To sign the petition and see a letter from Dr. Kamalain Shaath, the President of The Islamic University, please go to: http://office.ffipp.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=23869&qid=16998 ********** FFIPP-I Petition: on the bombing of the Islamic University in Gaza December 30, 2008 The present Israeli devastation of Gaza is the culmination of years of a suffocating siege: together they sow death and suffering to an appalling, insufferable extent. Israeli policy, having already provoked a vicious cycle of attacks, retaliation, and counter-attacks by Hamas, now has escalated. Current military action includes the direct shelling of the Islamic University in Gaza. Israeli bombers have destroyed the main laboratory buildings and damaged six other buildings, including the library, lecture halls and the student cafeteria. As academics, students, and intellectuals, we condemn the Israeli attack on the Islamic University and call for an immediate cessation of all military and violent actions by both sides. We demand an end to the siege on the Gaza strip and full protection and guarantee of the freedom of education. ****************************************** Support our efforts http://office.ffipp.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=23870&qid=16998