An urgent action alert from our friends at Churches for Middle East Peace:
One of Congress’ responsibilities is to ensure no U.S. assistance is used abroad to violate human rights or harm civilians. In the beginning months of 2023, over 80 Palestinians have been killed, including children by Israeli forces. Despite the Biden’s administration’s call for equal freedom and security in the West Bank, it is clear the U.S. government has not exerted sufficient pressure to stop the violence. Rep. Jamaal Bowman and Sen. Bernie Sanders are circulating a letter to press the Biden Administration to determine whether any U.S. supplied materials have been used to violate Palestinian human rights.
In the wake of escalated violence, Congress must ensure existing U.S. law is enforced. The U.S. cannot help encourage a peaceful and just resolution to the conflict without first guaranteeing U.S. funds are not used to expand settlements, annex Palestinian land, or physically harm Palestinians. Please reach out to your members of Congress today and ask them to join Rep. Bowman and Sen. Sanders on this critical letter.
This letter will not be open for very long, so please reach out to your members of Congress today. Let them know you support accountability to ensure U.S. assistance to Israel is not contributing to further violence or the prolonging of the occupation of Palestinian land.