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US Congress condemns Israeli attack on media buildings

Staff Reporter, USA || risingbd.com

Published: 10:14, 16 May 2021  
US Congress condemns Israeli attack on media buildings

Israel is now targeting media sources so that the world does not see the war crimes led by Netanyahu, the racist in-charge of Israel.

Rashida Tlaib, a member of the US Congressional House of Representatives of Palestinian descent, has accused Israel of targeting media outlets to hide the genocide against Palestinians from the world.

Israel has attacked Al Jazeera and the Associated Press office in Gaza, Palestine. Al Jazeera and AP offices were bombed on Saturday, according to several international media outlets.

According to Reuters, Israel warned the owner of the building before the attack. The building was then depopulated. Israel said in a statement that Hamas members were present in the building. Then Rashida tweeted. Earlier, Rashida Tlaib condemned the Israeli attack in a tearful voice. He also called Israel a racist state.

Meanwhile, Alexandria Ocasio-Cartes, a Democrat in the lower house of the US House of Representatives, said the US president and other officials had said Israel had a right to self-defense. But do Palestinians have the right to live?

In a speech to a session of the House of Representatives on Thursday, the popular young US politician, named AOC, raised the same question in the wake of US President Joe Biden's remarks on Israel's aggression in Gaza.

Earlier on Wednesday, President Joe Biden told a news conference that he had spoken with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu about the ongoing Palestinian violence. He expressed hope that the clashes would end "sooner rather than later".

Speaking at a news conference, Joe Biden said that Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas rockets. Speaking at a meeting of the House of Representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cartez said, "This week, the president and other officials have said that Israel has a right to self-defense, and this feeling is echoed throughout the administration. But do Palestinians have the right to live? Do we believe in that? If we do, we have a responsibility. 'The United States must take responsibility for the injustice and human rights abuses against the Palestinians," he said. It is not two-sided. The AOC condemned President Biden's earlier remarks on violence in Gaza in a tweet on Wednesday.

In a tweet, he said, "Only through statements about Hamas's activities - which are reprehensible and by denying recognition of the rights of the Palestinians - did Biden support the misconception that the Palestinians are the ones initiating the cycle of violence." It is not a neutral language. This is in favor of unilateral occupation. "

On April 25, Israeli forces stormed the Al-Aqsa Mosque in a series of recent protests by Palestinians following an Israeli court order to evict Palestinians from the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in occupied Jerusalem. The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) said more than 1,000 Palestinians had been injured in the attacks between May 6 and May 10.

Hamas, the Palestinian liberation movement that controls Gaza, has given Israel an ultimatum to withdraw troops from the mosque by 7pm local time on May 10 in the wake of Israeli security forces' attack on worshipers at the Aqsa Mosque. After the ultimatum was over, Hamas launched rocket attacks on various Israeli targets from Gaza.

The Israeli military says Hamas has fired hundreds of rockets into Israeli territory from Gaza. The Israeli air defense system destroyed most of the rockets at the Iron Dome, but several rockets hit various parts of Israel. As of Friday, eight people, including an Israeli soldier, had been killed.

Israel launched airstrikes on Gaza on Monday night following a rocket attack by Hamas. As of Saturday, at least 139 Palestinians, including 40 children, had been killed in Israeli airstrikes.

Dhaka/Chhabed Sathee/AI