No More Military “Aid” to Israel!
Israel is ramping up its violent attacks on Palestinians. Not only did Israeli forces shoot tear gas and rubber bullets into Al-Aqsa mosque during Ramadan, but now bombs are raining down in Gaza! Call on President Biden and Secertary Blinken to stop funding Israeli apartheid and violence!
Dear President Biden and Secretary Blinken,
The events transpiring in Gaza and Jerusalem make one thing clear: US taxpayer dollars that go to Israel in the form of $3.8 billion in military “aid” are being used to further harm and kill Palestinians. We, the undersigned, are demanding that the United States stops funding Israeli war crimes and human rights abuses.
Your administration insists that it cares deeply about human rights around the globe, yet you refuse to hold Israel accountable for its daily human rights abuses. The US has condemned the rockets coming out of Gaza, but must also tell Israel to stop bombing the densely populated strip where civilians have no place to hide.
The violence taking place in Gaza right now escalated from a series of Israeli court approved forced expulsions in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah, attacks on Palestinian Muslim worshipers in the Al Aqsa compound during the holiest days of the holiest month in the Islamic calendar. Hundreds of Palestinians were injured while trying to pray during Ramadan and now the death tolls in Gaza and Israel are on the rise.
The slaughter and daily assault on Palestinian human rights being carried out by Israel is an unacceptable use of US taxpayer dollars.
US Members of Congress like Representatives Betty McCollum, Chuy Garcia, Marie Newman, Rashida Tlaib and several others have called for the conditioning of aid to Israel. The concept of revoking or halting aid is not new, and it is supported by many lawmakers and their constituents.
US taxpayers pay Israel over 10 million dollars a day, and Israel uses that money to inflict violence from East Jerusalem to Gaza. We call you to halt this “aid” and demand that Israel stop its assault on Gaza, its evictions in East Jerusalem, and its attacks on Al-Aqsa. We demand that not one more tax payer dollar gets sent to fund apartheid and anti-Palestinian violence. We look forward to seeing how you will carry out these demands.