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Billions More for Israel as It Attacks West Bank

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Common Dreams reports: “IDF Kills 18 Children in Rafah Hours After U.S. House Approves Billions in Military Aid.”

RAED JARRAR, rjarrar@dawnmena.org, @raedjarrar
Jarrar, advocacy director at Democracy for the Arab World Now (DAWN), said: “Members of Congress should understand that approving more military aid could subject them to personal liability for aiding and abetting an ongoing genocide in Gaza.”

The Guardian reports in “Netanyahu vows to fight U.S. sanctions on IDF unit accused of violations in West Bank” that soldiers from the Netzah Yehuda battalion “were accused in the death of a 78-year-old US citizen, Omar Assad, who died of a heart attack in 2022 after being detained, bound, gagged and then abandoned by members of the unit.”

Mariam Barghouti commented on “Democracy Now“: “It’s really fruitless to give attention to the Biden administration’s symbolic gestures that are very hollow. … These sanctions mean nothing in light of the billions of dollars the U.S. Congress just approved for Israel for this military that is conducting crimes against humanity.” Barghouti just wrote the piece “Palestinians and the world must not lose hope.”

Haaretz reports: “Israeli Operation in West Bank Refugee Camp Leaves Massive Destruction in Its Wake.”

ISSA AMRO, [in Hebron in the West Bank] Issaamro@gmail.com, @issaamro
Amro is based in Hebron on the West Bank and is founder of Youth Against Settlements. He has been regularly threatened, harassed and detained by the Israeli military and settlers for his nonviolent activity such as making films and attempting to prevent home takeovers.

He recently tweeted: “Israeli settlers murdered two Palestinian farmers today, they have impunity. The settlers had Israeli army escort during the attack, Israel is led by the fanatic settlers militia.”