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#CeasefireNow Petition

Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel

Movement: United for human rights in the Israel-Palestine crisis

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#CeasefireNow: Open Call for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza Strip and Israel to Prevent a Humanitarian Catastrophe and Further Loss of Innocent Lives

We have witnessed unfathomable death and destruction in the Gaza Strip and Israel. Thousands of people have been killed, injured, displaced, and nearly two hundred remain held hostage, including children and elderly.

In Gaza, the UN has said that water, food, fuel, medical supplies, and even body bags, are running out due to the siege. The UN warned that people – particularly young children – will soon start dying of severe dehydration. Neighbourhoods have been destroyed and turned into complete rubble. Palestinians in search of safety have nowhere to go. Many of those who relocated from northern Gaza to the south after the relocation order by the Israeli army were reportedly bombed as they attempted to flee or once they arrived in southern Gaza.  

The events of the last week have led us to the precipice of a humanitarian catastrophe and the world can no longer wait to act. It is our collective responsibility.

On Sunday, October 15th, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator to the Occupied Palestinian Territory appealed to all parties to the conflict, and to Member States with influence, to urgently agree to a humanitarian ceasefire.

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Today, we put our voices together and call on all Heads of State, the UN Security Council, and actors on the ground, to prioritize the preservation of human life above all else. During this ceasefire, we call on all parties to unconditionally:

    1. Facilitate the delivery of lifesaving assistance, including food, medical supplies, fuel, and the resumption of electricity and internet to Gaza, in addition to safe passage of humanitarian and medical staff  

    2. Free all civilian hostages, especially children and elderly

    3. Allow humanitarian convoys to reach UN facilities, schools, hospitals, and health facilities in northern Gaza and commit to protecting them along with the civilians and staff inside them at all times

    4. Rescind orders by the Government of Israel for civilians to depart northern Gaza

    5. Allow patients in critical condition to be medically evacuated for urgent care

The UN Security Council, the UN Secretary General and all world leaders with influence must take immediate action to ensure a ceasefire comes into effect. It remains our only option to avert further loss of civilian life and humanitarian catastrophe. Anything less will forever be a stain on our collective conscience.

Civilians are not bargaining chips. Families need a chance to bury and mourn their dead. The cycle of violence against innocent civilians needs to stop.


1. 11.11.11
2. 38 Degrees
3. 50:50 NI
4. ABCD Bethlehem
5. Abductees Mothers Association
6. Academic Foundation for Peace-Conflict Studies
7. ACAT France
8. Access Now
9. ACT Alliance
10. ACT Church of Sweden
11. ACT Conflict Resolution
12. Act Think Center
13. Action against Child Exploitation
15. Action Corps
16. Action For Humanity
17. ActionAid International
18. ActionAid Sweden
19. Africa4Palestine
20. Africans Rising
21. Afro-Middle East Centre
22. Agaji Global Unity Foundation, Nigeria
23. Agriculture Developmrnt Associations PARC
24. Ahimsa Peace Institute
26. AIDOS – Associazione Italiana Donne per lo Sviluppo ETS
27. Ajyal Foundation for Education
28. Al Basma Club for the Disabled
29. Al-Nidal Association for Human Rights
30. Al-Rifqa Organization for Community Peace
31. Alfaf for development and reconstruction
32. Alliance Internationale -AIDL
33. Alquds center for Political Studies
34. American Friends Service Committee
35. Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action)
36. Americares
37. Amis de Sabeel France
38. Amos Trust
39. AMREF Health Africa
40. Anera
41. Another Europe is Possible
42. ANT-Hiroshima
43. Antèn Ouvriye Ayiti
44. AOI
45. Applied Research Institute-Jerusalem
46. Arab Foundation for Civil Society and Human Rights
47. Arab NGO Network for Development
48. Armadilla Scs
49. ARSIS Association for the Social Support of Youth
50. Asamblea de Cooperación por la Paz
51. Asia Pacific Network for International Education and Values Education (APNIEVE)-Philippines
52. Asociación de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis (Asociacón de Familiares de Presos y Desaparecidos Saharauis (AFAPREDESA)
53. Asociación Española de Investigación para la Paz (AIPAZ)
54. Asociación Otra Escuela
55. Association des Progressistes pour une Nouvelle Haiti (APRONHA)
56. Association for Rengein Tanjoji International Cooperation
57. Association Ifriqiya
58. Association of War Affected Women
60. Avaaz
61. Balay Mindanaw
62. Baptist Union of Wales
63. Basmeh & Zeitooneh for Relief and Development
64. Baytna
65. BELaady Organization for Human Rights
66. Belgian Academics and Artists for Palestine
67. Berufsverband der Präventologen e.V.
68. bina
69. Bond, the UK network for INGOs
70. Broederlijk Delen
71. Buddhist Alliance for Non-Violence and Human Rights in Israel-Palestine (BANVAHR)
72. Bytes For All, Pakistan
73. Caesar Families Association
75. Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies
76. Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)
78. Care International
79. Carolina Peace Center
80. CCFD-Terre Solidaire
81. Ceasefire Centre for Civilian Rights
82. Center for Civilians in Conflict (CIVIC)
83. Center for Human Rights in Iran
84. Center for Jewish Nonviolence
85. Center for Peace Education, Miriam College
86. Center for Victims of Torture
87. Central Asian Network on Statelessness
88. Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)
89. Centre for Peace Research and Advocacy -CPRA
90. Centro MOndialità Sviluppo Reciproco
91. Centro Oscar Arnulfo Romero
93. cfd – The feminist Peace Organisation
94. Change Horizons Forum
95. Charity & Security Network
96. Child Rights International Network (CRIN)
97. ChildArise
98. ChildFund Alliance
99. Children and Families Across Borders
100. Christian Aid Ireland
101. Christian Aid UK
102. Christian Jewish Allies for a Just Peace in Israel/Palestine
103. Church and Peace – Ecumenical peace church network in Europe
104. Church World Service
105. Churches for Middle East Peace (CMEP)
106. CIDSE
107. CISP
109. City of Sanctuary Sheffield
111. Civil Rights Program Kosovo
112. Climate Action Network (CAN) Africa
113. Climate Justice Project – Japan
114. Climate Refugees
115. Clowns without Borders Sweden
116. CNCD-11.11.11
117. Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Asia Pacific
118. Coexist Community kitchen CIC
119. Collective Aid
120. Committee of the Families of the Kidnapped and Disappeared in Lebanon (CFKDL)
121. Committee to Protect Journalists
122. Community Empowerment for Peace and Development West Nile (CEPAD-WN)
123. Community Healthcare Initiative-CHI
124. Community Initiative For Developmental Actor (CIDA)
125. Community Organized Relief Network (CORE)
126. Concerned Families of Westchester (NY)
127. Consortium on Gender, Security, and Human Rights
128. COPE Cooperazione Paesi Emergenti
129. Cordaid
130. Corporate Europe Observatory (CEO)
131. COSPE
132. Cotidiana Mujer AFM
133. Council for Arab-British Understanding
134. Council on American-Islamic Relations
135. Counterpoints Arts
136. Creatella Pte Ltd
137. CRIC – Centro Regionale d’Intervento per la Cooperazione ETS
138. Crisis Management Association
139. Cultura è libertà, una campagna per la Palestina
140. Culturel Center Beethoven Bettounssi
141. Cyprus Refugee Council
142. DanChurchAid
143. Danish Refugee Council
144. Daraj Media
145. Dawlaty
146. DC Peace Team
147. Dedar organization
149. Défense des Enfants International – Belgique
150. Defense Foundation for Rights and Freedom
151. Delawareans for Palestinian Human Rights
152. Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN)
153. Democracy School
154. Denis Hurley Peace Institute
155. Deutsch-Palästinensiche Gesellschaft (German-Palestinian Friendship Association)
156. Diakonia
157. Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality
158. Dóchas
159. docP – BDS Netherlands
160. E35 Foundation for International Projects
161. Economistas sin Fronteras
162. EducAid
163. Educo Member of ChildFund Alliance
165. Embrace the Middle East
166. empowervan
167. English for Action (EFA) London
168. Entraide & Fraternité
169. Episcopal Relief & Development
170. Equal Legal Aid
172. Equipop
173. Escola de Cultura de Pau (School for a Culture of Peace)
174. Eşit Haklar İçin İzleme Derneği
175. Euro-Med Human Rights Monitor
176. EuroMed Rights
177. Europe Cares e.V.
178. European Alternatives
179. European Anti-Poverty Network (EAPN)
180. European Centre for the Responsibility to Protect (ECR2P)
181. European Coordination of Committees and Associations for Palestine – ECCP
182. European Network on Statelessness
183. Families For Freedom
184. Farmers and Herders Initiative for peace and development Fhipd
185. FARR, the Swedish Network of Refugee Support Groups
186. Fédération Internationale pour les droits humains (FIDH)
187. Fellowship of Reconcilation – USA
188. Felm
189. Feminist Humanitarian Network (FHN)
190. Feminist Task Force
191. Fenix Humanitarian Legal Aid
192. Fields of Peace
193. Finn Church Aid (FCA)
194. Finnish-Arab Friendship Society
195. FOMCAM Community and Mental Health Organization
196. Foro Ciudadano Relaciones Celac-UE
197. Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD)
198. ForumCiv
199. Foundation for Human Rights Initiative (FHRI)
200. France Palestine Mental Health Network
201. Franciscans International
202. Friends Committee on National Legislation
203. Friends of Nablus and Surrounding areas (FONSA)
205. Fundación Cultura de Paz
206. Fundación ISCOD – Sindicalistas sin fronteras
208. Futuro en Común
209. Gandhi Development Trust Phoenix Settlement Trust
210. Gender Action for Peace and Security
211. Gender Advisory Team
212. Gender Studies and Information Organization ~GSIO
213. Genera: Red de mujeres feministas por la equidad de género en el desarrollo
214. Gisha – Legal Center for Freedom of Movement
215. Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights
216. Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect
217. Global Communities
218. Global Fund for Women
219. Global Health Italian Network
220. Global Justice Center
221. Global Justice Now
222. Global Link
223. Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space
224. Global Network of Women Peacebuilders (GNWP)
225. Global Rights
226. Global Witness
227. GPPAC Pacific-Pacific Women Mediators Network
228. Graduate Women International
229. Greek Council for Refugees (GCR)
230. Greek Forum of Migrants
231. Haliéus
232. Handicap International – Humanity & Inclusion
233. Hawai’i Institute for Human Rights
234. Health Justice Initiative (HJI) South Africa
235. Health Poverty Action
236. HEKS/EPER – Swiss Church Aid
237. Helen Suzman Foundation
238. HelpAge Interational
239. HIAS
240. Hivos
241. Hope and Homes for Children
242. Hope Society (India)
243. Human Life Foundation for Development and Relief
244. Human Rights & Democracy Media Center ‎‏“‏SHAMS‏”‏
245. Human Rights Sentinel
246. Humance Heal For Human Rights
247. Humanitarian Relief and Development Council (HRDC)
248. Humans for Rights Network
249. Husna Foundation
250. ICAHD Finland
252. ICNA Council for Social Justice (ICNA CSJ)
253. IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation
254. IM Swedish Development Partner
255. impACT International
256. In Place of War
257. In Transformation Initiative
258. Ina autra senda – Swiss Friends of Combatants for Peace
260. Innovation for Change – Middle East and North Africa
261. Innovation for Change – South Asia
262. Institute for Policy Studies – New Internationalism Project
263. Institute for Security Studies
264. Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion
265. International Center for Transitional Justice (ICTJ)
266. International Civil Society Action Network (ICAN)
267. International Federation for Human Rights
268. International Federation for Rights and Development
269. International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR)
270. International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
271. International Press Institute
272. International Rescue Committee
273. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition – Global
275. IPMHN Ireland Palestine Mental Health Network
276. IPPNW Germany
277. IPPNW Regionalgruppe Nürnberg-Fürth-Erlangen
278. Iraqi Alamal Association
279. Iraqi Women Network
280. Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
281. Islamic Center of Boca Raton
282. Islamic Center of Detroit
283. Islamic Center of Yorba Linda
284. Islamic Relief
285. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD)
286. Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions UK- UK
287. Israelisches Komitee gegen Hauszerstörungen (ICAHD) Germany
288. Itar for Social Development
289. Japan Campaign to Ban Landmines
290. Japan Council on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J)
291. Japan international Volunteer Center(JVC)
292. Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC)
293. Jewish Network for Palestine
294. Jewish Voice for Democracy and Justice in Israel/Palestine jvjp, Switzerland
295. Jewish Voice for Labour
296. Jewish Voice for Peace Albuquerque
297. Jewish Voice for Peace Central Ohio
298. Jewish Voice for Peace Health Advisory Council
299. Jews Against the Occupation Sydney
300. JOICFP (Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning)
301. Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants
302. Joud Foundation for Sustainable Development – Yemen
303. Jusoor Center for Studies and Development
304. Just Foreign Policy
305. Just Treatment
306. Kairos Palestine
307. Kairos Palestine – Sweden
308. Kairos Sabeel Netherlands
309. Kenya Human Rights Commission
310. Kesh Malek
311. Khulumani Support Group (supporting victims and survivors of gross human rights violations)
312. Kırkayak Kültür
313. KnK Japan
314. KURVE Wustrow – Centre for Training and Networking in Nonviolent Action e.V.
315. La Coordinadora de ONGD -España
316. Law Center of Advocates
317. Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy
318. Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights
319. LeaveNoOneBehind
320. Lebanese Union for persons with physical disability/Arab forum for the rights of persons with disabilities
321. Legal Action Worldwide (LAW)
322. Liberian Energy Network
323. Libya Crimes Watch (LCW)
324. Libyan Anti-Torture Network
325. Ligue Algérienne de Défense des Droits de l’Homme – LADDH
326. Lutheran World Federation
327. MADRE
328. Malala Fund
329. Malaysian Medical Relief Society (MERCY Malaysia)
330. Marib Girls Foundation
331. Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns
332. Medact
333. Médecins du Monde Belgique
334. Médecins du Monde International Network
335. Medecins Sans Frontières (MSF)
336. MedGlobal
337. Medical Aid for Palestinians (MAP)
338. Medical Association for Prevention of War (MAPW), Australia
339. medico international germany
340. medico international schweiz
341. Medicus Mundi Italia
342. Mehad
343. MENA Statelessness Network (Hawiati)
344. Mennonite Central Committee U.S.
345. Mercy Corps
346. Mercy-USA for Aid and Development
347. Middle East and North Africa Partnership for Preventing of Armed Conflict – MENAPPAC
348. Middle East Children’s Alliance
349. Middle East Nonviolence and Democracy (MEND)
350. Midlothian Trade Union Council
351. Migrant Roots Media
352. Min Haqi Foundation to empower women politically and economically
353. Misereor
354. Missing Children Europe
355. Missionaries of the Sacred Heart Justice and Peace Centre (Australian Province)
356. Mizan, Law Group for Human Rights
357. Mouvement Social
358. Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland (MASI)
359. Moving Beyond Hate
360. Musaala Organisation for Human Rights
361. Muslim Aid
362. Muslim Delegates and Allies
363. Muslim Legal Fund of America
364. Muslim Peace Fellowship
365. Mwatana for Human Rights
366. My Vote Counts
367. Naseef Muallem
368. National Cancer Control Foundatin – Yemen
369. Nationality For All
370. Nederlands Palestina Komitee
371. Network for Children’s Rights
372. Network of the Independent Commission for Human Rights in North Africa
374. NGOs Platform of Saida – Tajamoh
375. Nobel Women’s Initiative
376. Nonviolence Network in the Arab Countries
377. Nonviolent Peaceforce
378. Nophotozone
379. North American Imams Fellow
380. North West Migrants Forum
381. Northeast Kingdom Quaker Meeting
382. Northern Friends Peace Board
383. Norwegian Church Aid
384. Norwegian Refugee Council
385. Ofogh NGO
386. Oikos Cooperação e Desenvolvimento
387. OMCT Tunisia
388. Operation 1325
389. Organization for Policy Research and Development Studies (DROPS)
390. Outright International
391. Overseas Development Institute (ODI)
392. Oxfam
393. Palestinian Centre for Peace and Democracy
394. Palestinian Human Rights Organisation “PHRO”
396. Partners Albania for Change and Development
397. Partners Kosova Center for Conflict Management
398. PASS Foundation – Peace for Sustainable Societies
399. PAX
400. Pax Christi Australia
401. Pax Christi Flanders
402. Pax Christi International
403. Pax Christi Pilipinas
404. Pax Christi USA
405. Peace & Justice (Scotland)
406. Peace and Freedom ORG ( PFO)
407. Peace Boat
408. Peace Committee, 15th St. Friends Meeting, NYC
409. Peace Direct
410. Peace Organization for Building Community Cohesion, Nineveh Office
411. Peace Organization for Peaceful Coexistence
412. Peace Watch Switzerland
413. Peace Winds Japan
414. Peacemaker Trust
415. PELDA
416. PEN Malta
417. Permanent Peace Movement
418. Physicians for Human Rights Israel
419. Piattaforma OSC italiane in Medio Oriente e Mediterraneo
420. Plan International
421. Plan International USA
422. Plateforme des ONG françaises pour la Palestine
423. Première Urgence Internationale
424. Project on Middle East Democracy
425. Protection Approaches
426. Public Aid Organization
427. PVE for Peace
428. PVE Works
429. Quakers in Britain
430. Rainbow Refugees NI
431. RAPAR (Refugee and Asylum Seeker Participatory Action Research)
432. REACT Disaster Response
433. Rebuilding Alliance
434. Reclaim The Sea
435. Recourse
436. Red de ONGD de Madrid
437. Red Dot Foundation Global
438. ReFOCUS Media Labs
439. RefuAid
440. Refugee Resilience Collective
441. Refugee Support Group
442. Relief International
443. Resource Centre for Human Rights & Civic Education (CHRICED)
444. ReThinking Foreign Policy
445. Revista La Mar de Onuba
446. Right to Movement Palestine
447. Rights Realization Centre
448. Roma Active Albania
449. Roma Youth Organization “Walk with us – Phiren Amenca”
450. Romanian Peace Institute – PATRIR
451. Roshanka
452. Sabeel
453. Sabeel Kairos Norway
454. Sabeel-Kairos UK
455. Safe Passage International
456. Saferworld
457. Salam for Democracy and Human Rights
458. Salam For Yemen
460. SAM Organization for Rights and Libertie
461. Sanad alBasra Organization for Human Rights
462. Save the Children
463. Sawa for Development and Aid
464. SB Overseas Soutien Belge
465. Schengen Peace Foundation
466. Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
467. Scottish Laity Network
468. Search for Common Ground
469. Secours Islamique France (SIF)
470. Secure Scotland
472. SEEN.TV
473. Seenaryo
474. Sheba Youth Foundation
475. Shining Star educational organization of Afghanistan
476. Shma Koleinu – Alternative Jewish Voices of NZ
477. Social Development Hodeida Girls Foundation
478. Social Impact Movement
480. Solidaridad Internacional Andalucia
482. Solutions for a Small Planet
483. SOS Children’s Villages International
484. SOS Children’s Villages Netherlands
485. SOS Children’s Villages Palestine
486. Sphere
487. Spirituality & Sustainability Global Network
488. Statefree
489. Ster
490. Stichting Vluchteling
492. Strategic Dialogue Group
493. Study sky academy
494. SUDS – International association of solidarity and cooperation
495. Support Group Network
496. Svalorna Latinamerika
497. Swiss Palestine Association
498. Syrian American Medical Society
499. Syrian Forum
500. Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR).
501. Syrians for Truth and Justice
502. Tamkeen for Legal Aid and Human Rights
503. Tanzania Community Health Information and Support
504. Terre Des Hommes Foundation Lausanne
505. Terre des Hommes International Federation
506. Terre des Hommes Italia
507. Terre des Hommes Netherlands
508. The Advocacy Academy
509. The Asfari Foundation
510. The Center for Mind Body Medicine
511. The Circle
512. The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation
513. The Episcopal Church
514. The Foundation for Middle East Peace
515. The Fund for Global Human Rights
516. The Khalifa Ihler Institute
517. The Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation
518. The Mosque Cares | Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed
519. The National Organization of Yemeni Reporters SADA
520. The Palestine Solidarity Association of Sweden (PGS)
521. The Palestinian Return Centre
522. The Pickwell Foundation
523. The Rights Forum
524. The Syria Campaign
525. The Syrian Center for Media and Freedom of Expression (SCM)
526. The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy
527. The United Church of Canada
528. the3million
529. Tirana Legal Aid Society, TLAS
530. Together
531. Together to Protect Human & Environment Association (Iraq)
532. Train of Hope Dortmund e.V.
533. Trainer’s League of Human rights
534. Tree of Life Educational Fund
535. Tripla Difesa O.N.L.U.S
536. Tunisian Center for Social Entrepreneurship
537. TWANA Organisation for sustainable development-iraq
538. UK-Palestine Mental Health Network
539. UN Association of San Diego
540. UN Etxea-UNESCO Association Basque Country
541. UN Youth Association of Romania – Cluj Branch
542. United Against Inhumanity
543. United Nations Association – UK
544. University Network for Human Rights
545. UOSSM International
546. Upper New York Peace with Justice for Israel/Palestine
547. US Council of Muslim Organizations (USCMO)
548. Vento di Terra
549. Veterinarians Without Borders/Vétérinaires Sans Frontières North America
550. VIS
551. Viva Salud
552. Voicing the Void
554. Vrede vzw
555. War Child Canada
556. War Child Holland
557. War Child Sweden
558. War Child UK
559. War Childhood Museum
560. War on Want
561. We Effect
562. Weaponized Drone Ban Treaty Campaign
563. Welfare Association (UK)
564. Weltfriedensdienst (World Peace Service, WFD)
565. WESPAC Foundation, Inc.
566. West Nile Youth Empowerment Centre
567. WeWorld – Member of ChildFund Alliance
568. WILPF Spain
569. Woman Rights Center in Samawah
570. Womankind Worldwide
571. Women and Gender Institute
572. Women Empowerment Organization
573. Women for Peace
574. Women for Women International
575. Women Human Rights Defenders Hub
576. Women in Black Vienna
577. Women Political Alliance – Kenya
578. Women Without Borders- Cameroon
579. Women’s Human Rights Centre (Iraq)
580. Women’s Institute for Leadership Development
581. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom UK
582. Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom US
583. Women’s International Peace Centre
584. Women’s Platform
585. Womens Refugee Commission
586. World Federalist Movement/ Institute for Global Policy
587. World Organisation Against Torture
588. World Student Christian Federation
589. Worldwide Women’s Forum
590. Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation
591. Yemen without Conflict Organization
592. Yoga and Sport with Refugees
593. Youth Against Irregular Migration
594. Youth Vision Society
595. Youths Volunteering for Sustainable Development (YOVSUD)
596. Zhian health organization
597. منظمة الدراسات و المعلومات الجندرية (Organization on Gender Studies and Information)
598. منظمة المسلة لتنمية الموارد البشرية (Al-Masala Organization for Human Resources Development)





One response to “#CeasefireNow Petition”

  1. Steven Whitcher

    Stop killing people.

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