May 15, 2021 12:20 UTC
  • We oppose our money being used to fund Israeli aggression: US lawmaker

US Congresswoman Cori Bush has made an appeal for Americans to support the liberation of Palestine in the face of increased Israeli aggression.

“The fight for Black lives and the fight for Palestinian liberation are interconnected,” Bush, an African-American Representative for Missouri's 1st congressional district, said on Twitter on Friday.

At least 139 Palestinians, including 39 children and 22 women, have been martyred and about 1,000 others injured in Gaza in the Israeli regime's latest onslaught that began on Monday.

The United States dramatically deepened its involvement in the latest Israeli-Palestinian conflict on Wednesday, with President Joe Biden offering his unconditional support for the Israeli regime.

“Israel has a right to defend itself when you have thousands of rockets flying into your territory,” Biden told reporters, after days of staying quiet.

Rep. Bush said that the progressive movement in the United States opposed American tax money being used to fund Israeli aggression against the oppressed people of Palestine.

“We oppose our money going to fund militarized policing, occupation, and systems of violent oppression and trauma,” she noted. “We are anti-war. We are anti-occupation. And we are anti-apartheid. Period,” she added.

Other progressive lawmakers have also sounded the alarm as the Israeli regime continues to unleash an unbridled campaign of terror on the Palestinians in the blockaded Gaza Strip and the West Bank.

Senator Bernie Sanders called on the Biden administration and fellow lawmakers to “no longer be apologists for the right-wing Netanyahu government and its undemocratic and racist behavior”

In a New York Times op-ed, the Independent senator from Vermont urged Washington to recognize the human rights of Palestinians.