For the third time in less than six years, the Gaza Strip is suffering a horrific round of violence. Israeli air strikes and a ground offensive are devastating human life and civilian infrastructure, compounding the effects of seven years of blockade and isolation and increasing the toll – physical, financial, psychological, emotional – on Gaza’s civilians, especially its children. The root causes of this protracted crisis must be addressed and a permanent ceasefire must be reached. The blockade on Gaza must be lifted and the crossings must be opened. We call on all parties to respect international humanitarian law so that the people of Gaza can realize their rights and live a dignified life. Join the Thunderclap campaign to call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza.