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How Houstonians Can Support People in Gaza and Israel

Brooke Lewis
Posted on October 23
A group of Palestinians are seen trying to leave a smoky area filled with rubble.

Earlier this month, Palestinians evacuate after an Israeli airstrike on the Sousi mosque in Gaza City. (Mahmud Hams/Getty Images)

The Health Ministry in Gaza as of last week estimates that more than 4,000 Palestinians have been killed and more than 12,000 have been wounded. In Israel, the death toll since the Oct. 7 attacks has reached at least 1,400 people. The U.S. announced Friday that about 20 aid trucks will be allowed to enter Gaza through Egypt and that Israel says it won’t block the aid. Human Rights Watch has said that although Israel says it will not block aid now, “this falls short of meeting the needs of Gaza’s population” without also providing electricity or fuel to assure aid reaches people in northern Gaza.

Watching this from afar can feel paralyzing, but how can Houstonians help? I’ve rounded up some organizations below that are sending aid to Israel and Palestine.

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Did I miss an organization or know of other ways Hey Houston readers can help? Let me know.

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