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To: Rep. Fry, Sen. Graham, Pres. Biden, Sen. Scott

From: A constituent in Dillon, SC

February 20

As of 2/13, approximately 28,200 - 35,000 Palestinians have been murdered by Israel since 10/7. For the sake of assuming you aren't a genocidal maniac, I'll lay it out really simply for you. Your continued funding of, diplomatic cover for, and support of Israel means you are providing material support to terrorists. Oxford defines terrorism as "the calculated use of violence or threat of violence to inculcate coerce or intimidate...societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological." Cambridge defines violence as "actions or words that are intended to hurt people". There are countless examples of terroristic acts, but for the sake of brevity, let's examine the multiple times Israel has dropped leaflets on Gaza with threats of violence. Around 11/4 a message was dropped telling civilians if they came "within 300 meters" of the Israeli border they would be murdered, but there is no clear indicator on the ground of what this border actually is. On 12/7, Israel dropped leaflets with a quote from the Quran, mocking and terrorizing Palestinians with threats of destroying the water infrastructure, which they have since done. Most recently, on 1/20, Israel sent a message "You want to return home?" with instructions on how to "report Hamas" - a clear threat that they would continue to destroy residential areas, which they have also continued to do. Then, the most recent act of terror - the Rafah Superbowl massacres. Stop Israel's reign of terror now. I demand that you:  - Call for an immediate and permanent ceasefire in Gaza and all other areas of occupied-Palestine - Call for the immediate end of Israel's occupation and apartheid brutally imposed on Palestine, and support Palestinians in their fight for freedom and peace - Hold Israel accountable for their war crimes and violations of the Genocide Convention and other international laws - Secure the immediate release and safety of all Palestinians who have been abducted and held captive by Israel, including those whose indefinite detention began prior to 10/7 - Immediately resume funding of UNRWA and commit additional resources to all humanitarian groups providing aid to Palestinians not only because it is the right thing to do, but to end U.S. complicity in genocide - Permanently end all monetary, diplomatic, and military aid given to Israel by correcting our budget and enforcing our own laws like Leahy Law - Reallocate all funds given to Israel for ongoing humanitarian relief for Palestinians to help them rebuild, care for the sick & injured, bury the dead with dignity, and ensure all of their basic needs are taken care of - Immediately withdraw all U.S. troops, military assets, and all other assets deployed throughout the Middle East and cease all actions that further escalate a regional conflict - Repeal all federal anti-BDS laws and pass legislation that voids all state-level anti-BDS laws

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