According to the Associated Press, Hamas leader and nearby civilians were killed today in one of at least 20 Israeli airstrikes on the Gaza Strip.
The news report called it, "The worst barrage on the Palestinian territory in four years in retaliation for renewed rocket fire on southern Israel."
At least 10 people have been killed, including two children. The death toll is expected to rise.
The Peace and Justice Action League of Spokane is responding by urging citizens to "call on the Obama administration to exert diplomatic pressure on Israel to bring about an immediate cease-fire and to initiate an investigation of Israel's misuse of U.S. weapons against Palestinians in this and previous attacks."
In Spokane, advocates are planning a rally on Main and Division at 5 p.m.
More information is available on the group's Facebook page.