Drake and several other artists signed a letter calling for a ceasefire in Gaza
Drake, along with several other artists, including Jennifer Lopez, Kehlani, Killer Mike and Macklemore, signed a letter calling for an immediate ceasefire in the ongoing violent war between Israel and Hamas.
Earlier this week, many artists came together as Artists4Ceasefire to send a lengthy open letter to President Joe Biden and the US Congress. The letter urges them to take immediate action to end the loss of life in the conflict, which has killed around 1,400 Israelis and more than 7,300 Palestinians since it began on October 7 with a Hamas attack.
“We urge your administration, Congress, and all world leaders, to honor all lives in the Holy Land and to call for and facilitate a ceasefire without delay – an end to the bombing of Gaza and the safe release of the hostages“, we read in the letter. “Half of Gaza’s two million residents are children and more than two-thirds are refugees and forced to flee their homes. Humanitarian aid must be allowed to reach them”.
Continues: “We believe the United States can play a vital diplomatic role in ending suffering, and we are adding our voices to those of the U.S. Congress, UNICEF, Doctors Without Borders, the International Committee of the Red Cross, and many others. Saving human lives is a moral imperative. To echo UNICEF, “Compassion – and international law – must prevail“.