Via Rashida Tlaib:
This week, the Israeli government continued its ethnic cleansing campaign―demolishing homes and businesses in the occupied East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan.
130 Palestinians were given 21 days to demolish their own homes or pay a $6,000 fine to the Israeli government to demolish it for them.
This is not a ceasefire. These are violations of international humanitarian law.
That’s why I’ve joined more than a dozen of my colleagues in the U.S. House in demanding the prohibition of U.S. taxpayer dollars from being used in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for military detention, abuse, or ill-treatment of Palestinian children; to support the seizure and destruction of Palestinian property and homes; or to support the annexation of Palestine.
Become a grassroots co-signer of the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act to demand human rights and safety of all Palestinians. Add your name! https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-demand-us-taxpayer-dollars-not-be-used-to-terrorize-and-oppress-palestinians/Rashida Tlalib for Congress https://actionnetwork.org/forms/sign-now-demand-us-taxpayer-dollars-not-be-used-to-terrorize-and-oppress-palestinians/
World War II was fought against the same horrific treatment and kill-at-will policies in Nazi-occupied territories. In Palestine, borders have been expanded beyond, since the (Arthur) Balfour Act creation. No where in the United States can one expand beyond its borders, at least not without a bloody battle, especially in pro-confederate states. Yet, the treatment of Palestinians is both ignored and funded by US tax dollars, and lobbyists, including persons who claim to be “pro-life”.
The growth of Israeli settlements, explained in 5 charts