An open letter to the U.S. Congress

Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families

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As an American taxpayer with the interest of human lives in mind, I am writing to ask that you become a co-sponsor of H.R. 2590 Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, introduced by Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN). This bill will ensure that my taxpayer dollars do not fund the Israeli government’s imprisonment and torture of Palestinians, the theft and destruction of Palestinian homes and property, or further annexation of Palestinian land in violation of international law. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed systemic injustices across the globe, intensifying the harms of state violence and discrimination - Israel is no exception. During the pandemic, the Israeli government has continued to imprison Palestinian children under a military court system, putting them in grave danger of contracting COVID and separating them from their families. The U.S. must stop funding the Israeli government’s human rights abuses. I hope that you will add your name to this legislation and take a stand for human rights.

First sent on May 15 by The Jewish Voice for Peace

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