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U.S. is complicit in attack

By From page A6 | July 23, 2014

I am writing in regards to a recent piece in this publication about Israel´s bombing and invasion of Gaza.

Human Rights Watch has called Israel’s air attacks against Gaza that “have been targeting apparent civilian structures and killing civilians” violations “of the laws of war.” The organization stated: “Israel should end unlawful attacks that do not target military objectives and may be intended as collective punishment or broadly to destroy civilian property. Deliberate or reckless attacks violating the laws of war are war crimes.”

U.S. taxpayers fund 20 percent of Israel´s military, providing more than $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel’s crimes against Palestinians. The State Department and Congress could immediately end these attacks by suspending military aid to Israel and brokering a lasting cease-fire agreement and an end to Israel’s illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.

Jaazar Shalabi

Davis

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