There are many people and groups who are calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. Some of them are:
- The United Nations: The UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has repeatedly called for an immediate ceasefire and urged both sides to respect international humanitarian law and protect civilians. He has also warned that the conflict could trigger an uncontainable security and humanitarian crisis and further foster extremism in the region.
- The European Union: The EU’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell has said that the EU is “appalled” by the loss of life and suffering in Gaza and Israel and has called for an immediate end to the violence. He has also stressed the need for a political solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on the two-state solution.
- The Arab League: The Arab League has condemned the Israeli attacks on Gaza and has called for an urgent meeting of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation and adopt a resolution to stop the aggression. The Arab League has also expressed its support for the Egyptian efforts to mediate a ceasefire between the parties.
- The Organization of Islamic Cooperation: The OIC has denounced the Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and has called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire. The OIC has also urged the international community to take action to end the Israeli occupation and ensure the rights of the Palestinian people, including their right to self-determination and statehood.
Also, there have been several open letters signed by different groups of people who are calling for a ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas. Some of these groups are:
- Biden administration staff: More than 400 employees of President Joe Biden’s administration have signed an open letter demanding he pursue a ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war that has killed thousands of civilians thus far1.
- US Congressional staff: Hundreds of US Congressional staffers, who identify as Muslims, Jews, and allies, have signed an open letter urging lawmakers to demand a cease-fire as the war approaches the two-week mark2.
- USAID officials: More than 1,000 officials in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) have signed an open letter urging the Biden administration to call for an immediate ceasefire in the war between Israel and Hamas3.
- Jewish American writers, artists and academics: A group of Jewish American writers, artists and academics have written an open letter to President Biden, expressing their opposition to what the Israeli government is doing with American assistance and calling on the US government to seek an immediate ceasefire and to use its resources towards providing aid and building a diplomatic path towards peace4.
These open letters show that there is a growing concern and pressure from various sectors of the American society to end the violence and suffering in Gaza and Israel.
They also reflect the diversity and complexity of the views and experiences of the people who are affected by this conflict, both directly and indirectly.