Members of Congress submit a draft resolution to stop the genocide of the Palestinians
- 2023-05-13 17:17:14
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Six members of the US Congress submitted a draft resolution that would force the US administration to implement the Palestinian Genocide Prevention Act.
The draft resolution, which was adopted by Representatives: Rashida Tlaib , Ilhan Omar, Betty McCollum, Jamal Bowman, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Cory Bush, calls on the US administration to recognize the Nakba, to describe the establishment of the State of Israel.
The legislation includes advancing a clause requiring the US administration to implement the “Elie Wiesel” law to prevent genocide and atrocities of 2018, to provide support and protection for civil society, and to “work to monitor, document, prevent and respond to atrocities.”
The Elie Wiesel Act requires the State Department to provide specialized training for foreign service personnel “who will be assigned to a country that has experienced or is at risk of committing mass atrocities,” including war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide, as well as submit an annual report to Congress on efforts to prevent atrocities in such countries.
The resolution also accuses Israeli officials of the "growing threat of a second Nakba" and affirms the right of return for Palestinian refugees.
The draft resolution called for restrictions on the use of military aid to Israel, an end to US diplomatic support for the destruction of Palestinian homes, or the forcible resettlement of Palestinians, and for the US to "refrain from building any diplomatic facility on land confiscated by Israel."