Several human rights and humanitarian organizations in the United States have submitted a petition to members of the U.S. Senate, urging them to endorse a resolution aimed at halting Israeli violations of human rights in Palestinian territories.
The petition calls on the U.S. government to cease funding Israeli human rights violations, which have escalated in recent times, by supporting House Resolution (H.R.) 3103, currently under consideration in the House of Representatives, or introducing a companion bill in the Senate.
The initiative was spearheaded by U.S. Representative Betty McCollum, who introduced the “Defense for Palestinian Children and Families Act” in the House of Representatives.
This legislation seeks to safeguard the human rights of Palestinians living under occupation and ensures that U.S. taxpayer dollars are not used to support Israeli practices in the occupied territories. U.S. aid to Israel currently exceeds $3 billion.
This move by human rights and humanitarian organizations represents a growing concern over the deteriorating situation in Palestinian territories and the need for the U.S. government to address and condemn Israeli violations of human rights.
The petition aims to rally support among senators to take action on this critical issue and support measures that promote justice and human rights in the region.