Association for Defending Victims of Terrorism – Rashida Tlaib, Democrat House member, defied the new American budget for Israeli Iron Dome.
She said in her speech that, I rise in opposition to this supplemental. I will not support an effort to enable and support war crimes, human rights abuses and violence. We cannot be talking only about israeli’s need for safety at a time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system and are dying from what human rights watch has said are war crimes we should also be talking about Palestinian need for security from Israeli attacks.
She added, we must be consistent in our commitment to human life period everyone deserves to be safe there the bill claims to be quote and a replenishment for weapons apartheid Israel used in a crisis it manufactured when it attacked worshipers at one of the most holiest Islamic locations the al-aqsa mosque committing again numerous numerous war crimes and yet a one billion dollar in American tax dollars.
She continued, I firmly believe our country must oppose selling weapons to anyone anywhere without human rights law compliance the Israeli government is an apartheid regime, not my words, the words of human rights watch in israel’s own human rights watch organization ben salem.
She ended, I urge my colleagues please stand with me in supporting human rights for all