Tens of Democrat members of Congress urged US President Joe Biden to conduct an investigation into Israel’s use of American weapons against the Palestinian people.
In a letter, the Congress Democrats requested Biden to investigate whether Israel used US weapons to carry out human rights abuses against the Palestinian people.
According to Middle East Monitor, the letter, signed by 10 members so far, requested Biden to change US policy toward Israel, highlighting the shocking violence of Israeli forces.
In addition, the letter mentioned the Israeli deadly raid in Nablus which claimed the lives of 11 Palestinians, including an elderly man and a child.
“Israeli forces and settlers have killed over 85 Palestinians in 2023, including 16 children,” the Congress members said, adding that the previous year was the deadliest for Palestinians in the occupied West Bank since 2004.
Remembering Israel’s killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Congress members highlighted the Israeli crimes in 2022, including killing the American citizens Omar Assad and Abu Akleh.
“At this inflection point, we ask your administration to undertake a shift in U.S. policy in recognition of the worsening violence, further annexation of land, and denial of Palestinian rights,” the letter read.
This letter came following brutal attacks and human rights violations committed by the Israeli new government against the Palestinian people, sanctions, and land.