CAIR: We Condemn Israeli Government’s ‘Horrific Massacre’ Of Over 200 Palestinians At Nuseirat Refugee Camp


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(WASHINGTON, D.C., 6/8/2024) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned the “horrific massacre” of more than 200 Palestinians at the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza.

Israeli forces bombed the Nuseirat refugee camp on Saturday, killing 210 Palestinians and wounding more than 400, while conducting a raid in the area that resulted in four Israeli hostages being freed.

SEE: Israel’s war on Gaza live: Death toll from attacks on Nuseirat rises to 210

SEE ALSO: Israel rescues 4 hostages in raid Gaza officials say killed over 200

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“We strongly condemn the Israeli government’s horrific massacre at Nuseirat refugee camp, where Israeli forces, some hidden in a humanitarian aid truck, reportedly slaughtered at least 200 Palestinian civilians while freeing four Israeli hostages who could have and should have been safely released months ago as part of a ceasefire agreement that Benjamin Netanyahu keeps torpedoing so that he can continue the genocide and stay in office.

“The Biden administration must be transparent about any US involvement in this massacre and whether any Americans were in the units that carried it out. The administration also must stop funding these daily incidents of mass slaughter and instead use American leverage to stop the genocide, free all hostages and political prisoners, and end the illegal occupation of Palestine that lies at the root of the violence.”

Awad noted that yesterday, CAIR welcomed the UN’s decision to add Israel to its so-called “blacklist” of countries that have committed abuses against children in armed conflict.

SEE: CAIR Welcomes UN Secretary-General’s Inclusion of Israel on List of Countries Committing Violations Against Children

Also yesterday, CAIR called on the Biden administration to condemn the reported rape and torture of Palestinian detainees held by Israel’s far-right government.

SEE: CAIR Calls on Biden Admin to Condemn Rape and Torture of Palestinian Detainees Held by Israel

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