The US has called for a "de-escalation" and support a ceasefire in the current conflict between Hamas and Israel. Yet, while calling for Hamas to cease its rocket fire on Israel, they have failed to clearly call on Israel to cease its artillery, naval and aerial strikes on the Gaza Strip.
The undersigned, American residents of Egypt, are requesting a meeting with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to explain to her the dangers of the US' current position. The conflict in Gaza has regional repercussions, and the United States should do its utmost to end the fighting and the mounting civilian death toll is has caused. This begins by making it clear to both parties that military acts must end.