Democrats in Congress warn of the demolition of the villages of Al Khan and Red Susya

Democratic Congressmen: Jean Shakovsky, from Illinois, David Pryce from North Carolina, John Yarmouth from Kimaki State, Peter Welch of Vermont, Jerry Connolly from Virginia, Democrat Barbara Lee from California, and Lloyd Dujit of the State of Texas, they made a joint statement on Tuesday 30 April 2019, expressing the concern of Congress, from the deadline set by the Israeli courts on the first of May 2019, regarding the fate of Palestinian citizens in the West Bank village of Khan al-Ahmar and the continued concern over the status of the village of Susia, Are threatened by an imminent demolition by the Israeli occupation authorities.

"As strong supporters of the special relationship between the United States and Israel and the two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, we are deeply concerned about the possible forced evictions and the destruction of the Bedouin community in the Red Khan and the Palestinian village of Susiya in the West Bank, "the statement said.

"As we have said before, the destruction or displacement of these vilages or other similar Palestinian communities in the West Bank will run against common American and Israeli values ​​and undermine long-term Israeli security, Palestinian dignity and prospects for peace for two peoples. "

In a separate case, MP Alan Lowenthal, a Democrat from California, said he intended to introduce a bill that would put the US Congress in charge of openly announcing support for and support for a two-state solution to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

 

"This bill is very important, because I think it is clear, painfully, that both the US and the Israeli administrations are backing away from the two-state solution," says Lewenthal, a Jewish-American lawmaker. "In an e-mail to the Jewish Insider," This retreat from the two-state solution in the United States is contrary to the policies of the heads of the two parties over the past few decades. "

Among the co-sponsors are California Gov. Karen Bass, California Democrat, Rep. Don Baer, ​​Virginia Democrat, California State Representative Salud Karbalag, California Gov. Jerry Connelly, Rep. Steve Cohen, Democrat Tennessee, Attorney John Garamende, Democrat of California, Representative Ann Coster, Democrat of New Hampshire, and Representative Mark Buchan, Democrat of Wisconsin.

 

 

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