US Congresswoman: Congress Must Stop Funding Israeli Apartheid

US Congresswoman: Congress Must Stop Funding Israeli Apartheid

Protesters hold a banner that equates Israel with an apartheid state, on North High St, Columbus, Ohio, in June 2021. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The US Congress must stop funding Israeli apartheid in the occupied Palestinian territories, said US-Palestinian Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib.

In a tweet, the congresswoman said that 2022 was one of the deadliest years for Palestinians on record: “Israeli forces and settlers killed more than 200 Palestinians, including more than 50 children, injured thousands more, and demolished over 800 Palestinian homes.”

She also shared a tweet from the U.S.-based group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), showing video footage of Israeli occupation forces destroying homes and other infrastructure in Masafer Yatta, in the southern occupied West Bank district of Hebron.

“Just days after the new Israeli government is sworn in, families in Masafer Yatta are already facing more ethnic cleansing,” she tweeted.

“The Israeli military's ongoing expulsion of Masafer Yatta residents will now be accelerated at an even faster rate. Don't look away. Save Masafer Yatta,” she added.

"Not even one week into 2023, the new far-right apartheid government is moving to ethnically cleanse entire communities, which would displace more than 1,000 Palestinian residents, including 500 children, all with American backing, bulldozers, and bullets", Tlaib tweeted. 

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