Parliamentarian Ilhan Omar says that the US administration gave Israel a “green light” to massacre the Palestinians Parliamentarian Ilhan Omar says that the US administration gave Israel a “green light” to massacre the Palestinians

Parliamentarian Ilhan Omar says that the US administration gave Israel a “green light” to massacre the Palestinians

Parliamentarian Ilhan Omar says that the US administration gave Israel a “green light” to massacre the Palestinians

Washington - Progressive Representative Ilhan Omar (Democrat from Minnesota) accused President Joe Biden’s administration of “giving the green light to the massacre of Palestinians” during a press conference calling for a ceasefire in Gaza on Thursday.

Omar: The United States is not a peace broker, and restocking the Israeli arsenal does not constitute “foreign policy.”

Ilhan Omar has been vocal about demanding a ceasefire in Israel's bloody war on Gaza, and has often expressed concerns about the staggering number of civilian casualties and the displacement of more than a million Palestinians.

Omar criticized the Biden administration for approving additional aid to Israel without congressional approval in remarks delivered Thursday alongside other lawmakers, including Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Cori Bush (D-Missouri), about the expected Israeli invasion of Rafah.

Omar said: “This administration cannot claim to be an honest broker of peace while giving the green light to the massacre of Palestinians.” “Restocking the Israeli arsenal does not constitute foreign policy.” “It is state-sponsored violence against defenseless families who just want to live in peace.”

She added: “If we truly want to advance humanity to protect...the innocent people of Gaza, return the hostages safely, and revive hope for peace, we must demand a ceasefire now.”

Her statements come at a time when the Ministry of Health in Gaza reported that the number of martyrs exceeded 30,000 people. Gaza officials also revealed that more than 100 Palestinians were killed in Gaza City on Thursday while trying to secure vital humanitarian aid.

Omar: Empty rhetoric about human rights rings hollow if it is not followed by action

She said: “Despite the clarity surrounding the desperation in the Gaza Strip, the response of political leaders has been nothing short of callous inaction. Empty rhetoric about human rights becomes empty rhetoric when it is not followed by action.

Omar noted that this administration's policies fail to meaningfully pressure Israel through restrictions, sanctions, or any hint of consequences.

Cori Bush said , “The majority of voters in this country want a ceasefire, including 77% of Democrats, and the majority of the world wants a ceasefire.” People in this country do not want to be complicit in the atrocities occurring in Gaza. We don't want that. Not in sight.

“We have said this repeatedly: Not under our watch, not under our supervision,” she added.

Bush asked, “How many dead Palestinians must our country be complicit in killing before the violence ends?” How many more Palestinian children have to die before we stop embracing Netanyahu's far-right government with taxpayer-sponsored bombs and weapons? How many Palestinian families must be destroyed before we stop enabling these war crimes? How long will Biden move with the full leverage of the US government to facilitate a permanent ceasefire to end the violence and save lives? .

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