Palestinian Rights Make a Rare Appearance in Congress

As support grows for Palestinian rights among progressives on Capitol Hill, +972 Magazine quotes USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer on the significance of the introduction of HR 4391, the Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act:

“It’s about time that Congress begin taking action that puts the microscope on Israel’s abusive behavior,” said Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. Munayyer added that, despite official U.S. support for Israel, “many Americans, including in the halls of Congress, believe Palestinian children deserve a childhood.” McCollum’s legislation, he said, “helps send that message.”

“I think that all Americans can agree that they deserve to know how their tax dollars are being used, particularly if there’s a clear record of their hard-earned dollars going to support the abuse of children’s rights.”

“This is a very welcome step toward transparency and accountability for Israel’s behavior toward Palestinians.”

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