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Progressive Lawmakers Speak Up for Palestinian Rights

“We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation.”

5/14/2021 10:05:00 PM

Speaking on the House floor, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus defended Palestinian rights.

“We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation.”

, “The truth is, that this is not a conflict between two states. This is not a civil war. It is a conflict where one country, funded and supported by the United States government, continues an illegal military occupation over another group of people.”

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When speaking of the violence, Pressley and Bush drew comparisons to the treatment of Black Americans in the U.S. “As a Black woman in America, I am no stranger to police brutality and state-sanctioned violence. We have been criminalized for the very way we show up in the world. Last summer, when Black Lives Matter protesters took to the streets to demand justice, they were met with force. They faced tear gas, rubber bullets, and a militarized police, just as our Palestinian brothers and sisters are facing in Jerusalem today,”

Pressley, “Palestinians are being told the same thing as Black folks in America: ‘There is no acceptable form of resistance.’” Read more: Teen Vogue »

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Hamas's 3500 rockets have killed Jewish & Arab people in Israel. 500 Hamas rockets fell short in the Gaza Strip & like in previous conflicts killed many Gazans.