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CAIR Calls on Biden to Condemn Israeli Takeover of Rafah Crossing, Reported Execution of 20+ Employees

By Ismail Allison

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today called on the Biden administration to condemn the Israeli takeover of the Rafah Crossing and the alleged execution of 20 Palestinians by Israeli forces.

An Israeli tank brigade seized control of Gaza’s vital Rafah border crossing Tuesday as the Israeli brushed off urgent warnings from close allies and launched an incursion into the southern city even as tense cease-fire negotiations were ongoing. Allegations that Israeli forces executed 20 Palestinians in Rafah have also surfaced.

SEE: Israel army says in ‘operational control’ of Gaza side of Rafah crossing

In a statement, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad said:

“The Israeli government has once again proven that it will respect no red lines and that it will go to any lengths to slaughter Palestinians and push them off their land. The Biden administration can no longer enable these genocidal war crimes or Benjamin Netanyahu’s brazen flouting of the United States. We urge the Biden administration to condemn the Israeli government’s latest crimes, suspend military funding, and use American leverage to secure an immediate end to the genocide.”

He noted that yesterday, CAIR called on President Biden to respond to the start of the Israeli government’s ethnic cleansing of Rafah by enforcing his “red line,” suspending military aid, and demanding an end to the genocide.

SEE: CAIR Calls on Biden to Enforce ‘Red Line’ After Israel Begins Ethnically Cleansing Eastern Rafah


CONTACT: CAIR National Deputy Director Edward Ahmed Mitchell, 404-285-9530, e-Mitchell@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, ihooper@cair.com; CAIR National Communications Manager Ismail Allison, 202-770-6280, iallison@cair.com

7 May 2024

Source: cair.com

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