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HRC statement on Mideast war urges honoring shared humanity

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The Arlington Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has issued the following statement about the war involving Israel and Gaza. Dated Oct. 22, the most recent newsletter acknowledges that it should have been issued sooner, as the first attack was Oct. 7. "It took us time to find the words we wanted to say and to find a unified voice while ensuring compliance with the Open Meeting Law," the commission wrote. 

"The commission recognizes the deep grief in our community in the wake of the horrifying terrorist attacks by Hamas and the inhumane response by Israel. We mourn the escalation of violence. We are devastated by the loss of thousands of Israeli and Palestinian lives and grieve with those who have lost loved ones.

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