Pax Christi USA urges you to take a moment to contact your members of Congress and tell them to cosponsor or support the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act (HR3103), reintroduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04).
Our friends at FOSNA (Friends of Sabeel North America) have prepared an action alert for your convenience.
As reported by Jeff Wright in Mondweiss:
“[On May 5, 2023], Rep. Betty McCollum (MN-04) and 16 cosponsors—supported by a growing list of civil society and faith groups—reintroduced the Defending the Human Rights of Palestinian Children and Families Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act for the 118th Congress. The legislation would ensure accountability for the use of U.S. taxpayer dollars.
“According to a press release from McCollum’s office, ‘The legislation prohibits Israel’s government from using U.S. taxpayer dollars in the Occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem for the military detention, abuse, or ill treatment of Palestinian children in Israeli military detention; the seizure and destruction of Palestinian property and homes in violation of international humanitarian law; or any assistance or support for unilateral annexation of Palestinian lands in violation of international humanitarian law.’
“Not one dollar of U.S. aid should be used to commit human rights violations, demolish families’ homes, or permanently annex Palestinian lands.” — Rep. Betty McCollum
Read Defense for Children International-Palestine’s most recent fact sheet, Palestinian Children in Military Detention.
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