DECEMBER 9, 2022
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US Congresswoman Omar Condemns Biden Administration's Support for Israeli Actions in Gaza

US Congresswoman Omar Condemns Biden Administration's Support for Israeli Actions in Gaza

US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar criticized the Biden administration's approval of Israeli actions in the Gaza Strip, labeling it as "state-sponsored violence" and denouncing the provision of arms aid to Israel. Speaking alongside fellow lawmaker Rep. Rashida Tlaib, Omar expressed grave concerns about the escalating death toll among Palestinian civilians and the displacement of over one million people in Gaza.

During a press conference, Omar emphasized the contradiction between claiming to broker peace while condoning what she termed the "massacre of Palestinians." She condemned the replenishing of Israel's military arsenal as a form of violence against innocent families seeking peace.

Omar called for an immediate ceasefire to protect the people of Gaza and urged political leaders to move beyond empty rhetoric about human rights to take meaningful action. She criticized the Biden administration's policies for failing to exert effective pressure on Israel and deter it from committing further atrocities against Palestinians.

The congresswoman highlighted the urgency of accountability for these crimes and expressed disappointment in the lack of response from both US and international political leaders. Meanwhile, the UN has warned of an impending famine in Gaza due to Israel's ongoing actions, which have resulted in thousands of Palestinian casualties and a severe humanitarian crisis in the region.

 

 

 

 

 

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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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