ACT NOW: Congress pushes back on Israeli home demolitions

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January 06, 2020
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Bold Letter Holds Israel Accountable for Demolishing Homes

It’s hard to forget the heartbreaking scenes of Palestinians living in the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Wadi al-Hummus watch as Israeli forces demolished their homes while laughing and joking. 

This massive demolition of Palestinian homes last July was Israel’s “biggest crime of ethnic cleansing since 1967,” according to the Palestinian BDS National Committee.
 Photo credit: Screenshot of Wadi al-Hummus demolition from Ma'an News Agency.

Now, some members of Congress, led by Reps. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Anna Eshoo(D-CA), and Steve Cohen (D-TN) are seeking to hold Israel accountable for this forced displacement of Palestinians.

Click here to urge your representative to sign their important letter calling on the Secretary of State to investigate whether Israel violated US law by using Caterpillar bulldozers to demolish Palestinian homes.

This letter is so important because it could actually hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses of Palestinians. Unlike toothless resolutions or mere expressions of concern, this letter could trigger a process resulting in the United States ceasing to provide Israel with these bulldozers, which are paid for by US taxpayers. 

But we need you to take action right away! The letter is closing for signatures on Thursday, January 9, so be sure to write and call your representative right now

The timing of this letter could not be more significant. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the Israeli government  increased its destruction of Palestinian homes in the West Bank by 40 percent in the first half of 2019 as compared to 2018. 

You can help stop US support for Israel’s actions by persuading your representative to endorse the letter.

The letter is a positive move forward to spotlight Israel’s devastating criminal acts towards Palestinians in the West Bank. Please write your member of Congress today and let them know that you, as a constituent, want to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses of Palestinians. Take action now!

Sincerely,

Jamal Najjab 
Director of Government Relations

PS: You can read the full text of the letter here.

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