20 members of Congress send a letter to President Obama requesting “the protection of Palestinian children from Israeli abuses.” One of the signatories was the Congresswoman who represents Crown Heights in the U.S. Capitol, Rep. Yvette Clarke. It was not the first time she took action against Israel.
Twenty Congress members have called on President Obama to take action to protect the rights of Palestinian children.
The lawmakers sent the president a letter on June 20, urging him to appoint a “special envoy for Palestinian youth” in order to monitor the Israeli government’s violation of Palestinian children’s human rights.
The letter (embedded below), notes that Palestinian children are “growing up under military occupation with very few opportunities to improve their lives.”
The letter describes the occupation as “an unimaginably difficult and at times hopeless environment,” where children “live under the constant fear of arrest detention and violence at the hands of the Israeli military.”
This is not the first time Rep. Clarke has taken action against Israel.
In 2009, she voted against House Resolution 867, which condemned the biased “Goldstone report” on Israel’s conduct in Gaza.
In 2010, she signed a letter which was sent to President Barak Obama urging him to put diplomatic pressure on Israel to resolve the Gaza blockade.
In 2015, she supported President Obama’s deal with Iran, which will enable the Islamic regime to continue pursuing nuclear weapons.
In the past, Clarke has reached out to her Jewish constituents in Crown Heights attempting to paint herself as having Israel’s best interests at heart. But her actions certainly speak louder than her words.