CAIR Condemns Latest Israeli-U.S. Massacres Of Palestinian Civilians, Israeli Use Of ‘Human Shield’

By CAIR

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The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned what it called the latest “Israeli-U.S.” massacres of Palestinian civilians in Gaza. At least 42 people were killed in Israeli attacks on Saturday.

One Israeli strike in Al-Shati refugee camps killed 24 people. Another 18 Palestinians were killed in a strike on the Al-Tuffah neighborhood. The majority of those killed were women and children. Israel has already slaughtered more than 37,000 people in Gaza, mostly women and children.

[NOTE: CAIR is now using the term “Israeli-U.S.” to describe war crimes in Gaza because the Biden administration’s ongoing provision of political support, money and weapons to the Israeli government despite President Biden’s violated “red lines” makes the U.S. intentionally complicit in the ongoing slaughter of Palestinians. SEE: The Night Won’t End: Biden’s War on Gaza.]

CAIR also condemned the use of a wounded Palestinian in the West Bank as a human shield. In a video published online, the injured man is shown placed on the hood of an Israeli military vehicle while driving through the Jabariya neighborhood of Jenin in the West Bank.

Israel’s war crimes continue as UN agencies warn that more than one million Palestinians in Gaza could experience starvation by mid-July. Nine out of 10 children in Gaza reportedly lack food for growth. The director of Kamal Adwan Hospital said four children died from hunger within a week.

In a statement, CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper said:

“These Israeli-U.S. massacres and war crimes must be stopped. American taxpayer dollars should not be used to kill, maim and starve innocent civilians. The Biden administration must end its complicity in this genocide and begin to recognize the humanity of the Palestinian people.”

Last week, CAIR called on the Biden administration to condemn growing reports of the systematic torture of Palestinian detainees by Israeli forces.

That call came after a Palestinian journalist from Gaza described the torture, abuse and rape that he and other detainees were subjected to at an Israeli detention camp.

CAIR also called on the Biden administration to demand that Israel’s far-right government explain why Dr. Iyad Rantisi died under interrogation a week after he was detained by Israeli intelligence services.

CAIR said the Biden administration must take “concrete action” following the release of a new United Nations report showing that Israel repeatedly violated the laws of war in its genocidal campaign targeting the Palestinian people and a statement by a UN official that Israeli war crimes amounted to an “extermination” campaign.

CAIR said that an Associated Press (AP) investigation showing that the far-right Israeli government’s attacks on Gaza have wiped out “entire Palestinian families” once again proves Israel’s genocidal intent.

Over the weekend, CAIR condemned what it called the latest “Israeli war crimes of the day” after a UNICEF official said he witnessed the execution of two Palestinian fishermen by Israeli forces.

CAIR also condemned the apparent systematic destruction of housing, health facilities and water wells in Gaza by Israeli forces. The UN agency for Palestinian refugees says less than one-third of health facilities are operational. The Palestine Red Crescent Society says 498 medical personnel have been killed by Israel. Video shows Israeli bulldozers demolishing homes west of Rafah that were already partially damaged by Israeli attacks.

CAIR condemned the malicious destruction by an Israeli soldier of a Gaza home shown in a video posted online.

CAIR also condemned the starvation death of Mustafa Hijazi, who reportedly died today as a result of the US-backed Israeli campaign of forced starvation, ethnic cleansing and genocide in Gaza. He was one of thousands of Gaza children starving because of the US-back Israeli genocide in Gaza. Israel has slaughtered more than 37,000 Gazans, mostly women and children.

CAIR welcomed US sanctions on an Israeli extremist group that blocked humanitarian aid from being sent to Gaza and urged the Biden administration to go further and sanction the Israeli government for its forced starvation of Palestinians in Gaza and its campaign of genocide.

SEE: Palestinian children battle a deadly foe in Gaza — starvation – NBC

CAIR also called on the Biden administration to stop enabling and backing the starvation of children in Gaza by the far-right Israeli government.

SEE: CAIR Calls on Biden Admin to End Support for Starvation of Children in Gaza

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