The Providence City Council in Rhode Island has passed a resolution calling on the Biden administration to order a ceasefire in Gaza.
The resolution, which urges the administration to call for an end to the “current violence” and send humanitarian assistance to Gaza, was passed Thursday evening and notes that the “armed violence has claimed the lives of over 7,000 Palestinians and over 1,400 Israelis, including Americans, and wounded thousands more” from October 7 to October 27.
“All human life is precious, and the targeting of civilians, no matter their faith or ethnicity, is a violation of international humanitarian law,” the resolution stated.
The resolution also called on federal leaders from the Rhode Island delegation to use their platforms to achieve the effort.
The action taken by the Providence City Council comes a little more than a week after the Richmond City Council in California passed a resolution calling for a ceasefire, the release of Israeli hostages taken by Hamas, and an end to all existing and future U.S. military aid to Israel, according to California’s KRON4 news.