A Letter From the Fanbyte Staff

The editorial staff of Fanbyte.com stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine against apartheid, genocide, and oppression

We, the editorial staff of Fanbyte.com, stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine against apartheid, genocide, and oppression. We stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine and the Palestinian diaspora against our own governments’ military aid to Israel and enabling of the consistent erosion of Palestinian sovereignty.

It’s difficult for us, the staff of a video game and culture website (who do predominately light-hearted writing), to word this statement. We’re experts on Destiny 2 and the lore history of Sonic the Hedgehog, not geopolitics.

But we don’t need to be geopolitics experts to recognize that human rights abuse is human rights abuse. And Israel’s human rights abuses, from the unlivable conditions in the Gaza Strip to right-wing fanatics forcing Palestinians from their homes in Sheikh Jarrah, cannot be ignored. The IDF’s relentless bombing and violence against a people with no military cannot be ignored. The harassment and violence against worshippers trying to celebrate Eid at Al-Aqsa cannot be ignored.

If you are as alarmed and upset as we are, here are a number of resources. Please give if you are able.

Palestine Children’s Relief Fund

Our colleagues at Kinda Funny have a campaign currently running for this organization, right here.

MSF/Doctors Without Borders

Islamic Relief USA

Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)

Norwegian Refugee Council (Palestine project)

Middle East Children’s Alliance

Caritas 

United Nations Relief and Works Agency

Anera

Muslim Relief

Gaza Emergency Relief Fund

The Palestine Red Crescent Society


If you are based in the US, you can also use
resistbot to contact your representatives.

Thank you to our colleagues at Gamespot, Kotaku and Kinda Funny for pointing us towards many of these resources.

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