Palestinian American congresswoman Rashida Tlaib raises strong voice against Israel
WASHINGTON – After more than 11 Palestinians, including 35 children, were killed in airstrikes by terrorist Israel, Palestinian American Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib asked “how many Palestinians have to die for their lives to matter?”
She along with several other progressive Democrats, spoke out Thursday to condemn Palestinians 'being killed as the world watches' and the lack of recognition by US leaders of the Palestinians’ suffering at the hands of Israel.
In a speech on the House floor, Tlaib, said she was “a reminder to Congress that Palestinians do indeed exist, that we are human.”
“And colleagues, Palestinians aren’t going anywhere no matter how much money you send to Israel’s apartheid government,” Tlaib added, referring to the $3.8 billion in annual military aid that Congress sends to Israel.
“It is our duty to end the apartheid system that for decades has subjected Palestinians to inhumane treatment and racism,” Tlaib added, referencing Human Rights Watch’s recent report accusing Israel of committing crimes of apartheid and persecution against Palestinians.
Palestinians are “still suffering, still being dispossessed, still being killed as the world watches and does nothing,” Tlaib said.
Tlaib called out the lack of recognition of Palestinian suffering by US government leaders, including by President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and leaders of both parties.