DECEMBER 9, 2022
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US Federal Court Urges Biden Administration to Reevaluate Support for Israel's Actions in Gaza

US Federal Court Urges Biden Administration to Reevaluate Support for Israel's Actions in Gaza

A US federal court has urged the Biden administration to reconsider its unwavering support for Israel's actions in the Gaza Strip, describing them as potentially genocidal. The court, based in California, made this statement in response to a lawsuit accusing President Joe Biden and senior administration officials of complicity in Israel's actions in Gaza.

Although the court dismissed the lawsuit on jurisdictional grounds, stating that it was beyond the scope of its authority, it emphasized the need for the defendants to examine the consequences of their steadfast backing of Israel's military siege on Gaza.

Judge Jeffrey White explained that the lawsuit fell outside the court's jurisdiction because it involved challenging decisions made by the executive branch on matters of foreign policy. Despite this, the ruling underscored the gravity of the situation and called for a reevaluation of the administration's stance.

Furthermore, the court acknowledged the plausibility that Israel's actions in Gaza could amount to genocide, drawing attention to the International Court of Justice's findings on the matter.

The lawsuit, filed by Palestinian human rights groups and individuals, targeted President Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin. While attorneys for the plaintiffs disagreed with the court's jurisdictional ruling, they indicated a potential appeal or request for reconsideration of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

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On this day, 2004, the notorious Abu Ghraib prison, under the control of American forces, was attacked without clear reason, leading to the death of 22 detainees. During the American invasion of Iraq, military personnel and CIA forces committed numerous human rights violations against detainees, including physical and sexual abuse, torture, rape, and murder. 

في مثل هذا اليوم من عام 2004، تعرضت السجن المشهور أبو غريب، تحت سيطرة القوات الأمريكية، لهجوم دون سبب واضح، مما أدى إلى مقتل 22 معتقلاً. خلال الغزو الأمريكي للعراق، ارتكب الشخصيات العسكرية وقوات وكالة الاستخبارات المركزية العديد من انتهاكات حقوق الإنسان ضد المعتقلين، بما في ذلك الإيذاء الجسدي والجنسي، والتعذيب، والاغتصاب، والقتل. 

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