CARRBORO, NC -- At its meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 14, the Carrboro Town Council approved a Resolution Calling for an Immediate De-escalation and Cease-fire in Israel and Gaza.
The resolution states the following:
RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN IMMEDIATE DE-ESCALATION AND CEASE-FIRE IN ISRAEL AND GAZA
WHEREAS, all human life is precious, and the targeting of civilians, no matter their faith or ethnicity, is a violation of international humanitarian law;
WHEREAS, between October 7 and November 13, 2023, armed violence has claimed the lives of over 11,000 Palestinians and over 1,400 Israelis, including Americans, and wounded thousands more;
WHEREAS , hundreds of thousands of lives are at imminent risk if a cease-fire is not achieved, and humanitarian aid is not delivered without delay; and
WHEREAS, the Federal Government holds immense diplomatic and appropriations powers to save Israeli and Palestinian lives;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Town of Carrboro calls upon our US Congressional delegation, both in the Senate and House of Representatives, to join us in –
1) urging the Biden administration to immediately call for and facilitate de-escalation and a cease-fire to urgently end the current violence; and
2) calling upon the Biden administration to promptly send and facilitate the entry of humanitarian assistance -at the scale needed- into north and south Gaza.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Town of Carrboro supports all of its Muslim and Jewish residents and condemns Islamophobia and antisemitism.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Carrboro Town Council asks the Town Clerk that copies of this resolution be quickly forwarded to the President of the United States and Carrboro’s Congressional Delegation.
This the 14th day of November 2023.
A motion was made by Council Member Sammy Slade and seconded by Council Member Danny Nowell that the resolution be approved.
The motion carried 4 – 3.
Ayes: Council Member Sammy Slade, Council Member Danny Nowell, Council Member Eliazar Posada, Mayor Damon Seils
Noes: Council Member Barbara Foushee, Council Member Susan Romaine, Council Member Randee Haven-O’Donnell
The resolution has been posted at https://www.carrboronc.gov/2630/Proclamations-and-Resolutions