New House Bill Would Bar Israel From Using U.S. Military Aid to Detain Palestinian Children


USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted by The Intercept in their coverage of Congresswoman Betty McCollum’s recent reintroduction of legislation that would ban Israel from using any of the billions of dollars in military assistance it receives from the US every year to pay for the detention, interrogation, or torture of Palestinian children.

Progressive values demand freedom, justice, and equality for all people and across all issues, and we commend Rep. McCollum for putting hers into practice. For too long, Congress has given Israel a blank check even as it has entrenched its brutal military occupation and escalated human rights abuses against the Palestinian people. H.R. 2407 is an important step toward demanding accountability and sending a stern message that the American people do not want their tax dollars being used to deprive Palestinian children of their rights and childhoods.