Ohio Valley Yearly Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) mourns those who died on May 31, 2010 while trying to provide humanitarian aid to the people of Gaza. We recognize that Palestinians and Israelis have suffered for too long. We ask governments in the region to allow freedom of international travel and commerce for all persons. We ask the United States government and the governments of the region to work together constructively for a negotiated settlement of all the issues that have stood in the way of peace. In particular we ask the United States government to stop sending military aid to the region. We ask our members and monthly meetings to inform themselves on these issues and to write letters and lobby government officials regarding these issues in the coming year.