DECEMBER 9, 2022
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Historic Lawsuit Targets Biden for Alleged Complicity in Gaza Genocide

Historic Lawsuit Targets Biden for Alleged Complicity in Gaza Genocide


President Joe Biden faces a historic lawsuit, marking the first time a sitting American president is sued for complicity in genocide, concerning the United States' alleged support for Israel's ongoing military campaign in Gaza.


The lawsuit, brought forth by human rights organizations and Palestinian-American citizens, is being heard at the federal courthouse in Oakland, California. Filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), it represents Dr. Omar Al-Najjar, Palestinian human rights groups, and alleges complicity against Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken.


Since October 7, 2023, Israel's military actions in Gaza have resulted in staggering casualties, with over 26,000 Palestinians killed and 64,100 injured, predominantly women, children, and adolescents. The U.S. is accused of providing extensive military and political support to Israel, including blocking UN Security Council resolutions calling for an end to the aggression.


The lawsuit emphasizes the urgent need for legal intervention to halt what it describes as an unfolding genocide, underscoring the role of courts in enforcing international law principles.


Sadaf Doost, a Berth Justice fellow with the CCR, highlights the gravity of the charges and the Biden administration's obligation to address them transparently through legal proceedings.


Simultaneously, the International Court of Justice has ordered Israel to take immediate action to prevent genocide in Gaza, further amplifying international scrutiny on the ongoing conflict.

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