Feb 12, 2024 07:18 UTC
  • Congresswoman: US must stop funding Israel’s massacre of Palestinians

A US Congresswoman says Washington must end its “complicity” in funding Israel’s massacre of the Palestinian people in the besieged Gaza Strip and their mass displacement.

“The US is funding this mass displacement and massacre of Palestinians. End the complicity!” said Dem. Cori Bush of Missouri on her X account on Sunday.

She said almost half of Gaza’s population has taken refuge in the city of Rafah, bordering Egypt, as there is no other place to go.

“We must reclaim our humanity & facilitate a lasting ceasefire NOW,” she wrote.

Her comments come in response to Benjamin Netanyahu’s order to the regime’s military to prepare a plan to evacuate Palestinian civilians from Gaza’s Rafah ahead of an expected invasion of the densely populated southern city.

Netanyahu’s planned invasion of Rafah, where an estimated 1.3 million people have fled, has drawn condemnation from rights groups and world countries.

The city is the last major population center in the Gaza Strip that Israeli troops have yet to invade and also the main point of entry for desperately needed relief supplies.

The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas on Saturday warned there could be many more dead and injured Gazans if the Israeli forces attacked Rafah.

At the start of hostilities in Gaza in early October 2023, the regime ordered 1.1 million people in the north of Gaza to evacuate and move south, which has been the target of intense bombing.

Israel has massacred more than 28,000 Palestinians, most of them women and children, with thousands more missing, likely remaining under rubble. More than 67,700 Palestinians have been injured.