War Prevention Initiative Calls for Immediate Ceasefire in Gaza

PORTLAND, OR – The current escalation of violence in Israel and Palestine has deeply unsettled and appalled us. In times of acute crisis, meaningfully responding in a manner that rejects a militarized approach while affirming the dignity and humanity of those most affected by violence poses a significant challenge.

Although our primary focus lies outside the region of Israel and Palestine, we are keenly aware of the limitations of issuing yet another public statement at the height of violence. Nevertheless, we recognize the importance of direct communication with stakeholders, expressing our solidarity with all those enduring the consequences of the ongoing violence, and emphasizing the significance of pursuing nonviolent avenues to end the conflict.

We stand in unity with numerous colleagues in the peace, security, and justice community, issuing an unequivocal call for an immediate ceasefire, an end to the siege, cessation of all weapon shipments, and the urgent implementation of a massive humanitarian aid operation in Gaza.

For further related statements by partner organizations and networks, please refer to the following:


The War Prevention Initiative Team


The War Prevention Initiative focuses on transforming the global security paradigm to promote alternatives to violence and militarism. We research, advocate for, and advance knowledge on proven peacebuilding practices to create a world beyond war.