J Street is appalled and outraged by the Assad regime’s hideous chemical attack on the Damascus suburb of Douma, in which at least 42 people have reportedly died. The reports and images emerging from the scene of this attack are truly devastating.
We have not engaged in policy advocacy on the Syrian conflict, and we are cognizant that there are no easy or clear-cut solutions to the ongoing Syrian tragedy. Yet our core values compel us to speak out against this flagrant crime against humanity, a crisis which demands the attention and action of the whole world.
This latest example of the Syrian regime’s ongoing brutality against its own people requires a determined and resolute response to prevent future similar atrocities. We call on the US government to coordinate closely with the international community to ensure that Assad and all those responsible for this crime are held accountable.