As documented by Human Rights Watch, Israel is committing apartheid — a crime against humanity — in its treatment of Palestinians. The U.S. government forces U.S. taxpayers to support Israeli apartheid by giving $3.8 billion to Israel’s military every year. Freedom Forward is demanding the U.S. stop funding Israel’s crimes against humanity.
As documented in the Human Rights Watch report, Israeli apartheid and persecution includes:
– “The suspension of basic civil rights to millions of Palestinians.”
– “Confiscation of more than a third of the land in the [Occupied Palestinian] West Bank.”
– “The forcible transfer of thousands of Palestinians out of their homes.”
Apartheid itself is defined by the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court as “Inhumane acts … committed in the context of an institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.”
What can be done? The Human Rights Watch report says, “The Israeli government should dismantle all forms of systematic domination and oppression that privilege Jewish Israelis and systematically repress Palestinians, and end the persecution of Palestinians.”
It is time for the U.S. to stop funding Israel’s crimes against humanity. Our Members of Congress must immediately end all U.S. funding for the Israeli military.