Democratic Party Representative Alexandria Ocasio Cortez Blame the president Joe BidenThe reaction to the heightened tension in Gaza is “Palestinians Do you have the right to survive? “
She spoke on the house floor Thursday, saying: But do Palestinians have the right to survive? Do we believe it? If so, we are responsible for it. “
Mr. Biden after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said He hopes that violence will end “sooner or later” and that the country has the right to protect itself.
The Biden administration is working with Egypt to promote the removal of escalation. Axios report.
In her speech Thursday, Ms. Ocasio Cortez said, “The United States must acknowledge its role in Palestinian injustice and human rights abuses. This is not about both sides. This is about power imbalances. “
She goes on to say: “We need to have the courage to name our contributions, because Palestine will probably be forced to confront the imprisonment of children here at the border.”
Ms. Ocasio Cortez had previously hit Mr. Biden’s statement about Israel’s right to self-defense.
She had Said: “Blanket statement like this [with] There is little background or awareness of what caused this cycle of violence: the expulsion of Palestinians and the attack on Al-Aqsa, depriving Palestinians of their humanity. [and] It means that the United States takes a different view of human rights abuses. That’s wrong. “
This happens as rockets fall on Israel and the conflict with the Israeli army firing shells intensifies on Friday.death Toll It is up in Gaza. At least 119 Palestinians were killed and 31 children were killed in this week’s violence, according to the Gaza Ministry of Health. At least 830 people were injured.
Initial reports indicate that Israeli forces have launched a possible ground invasion, but were later rejected. Israeli military correspondents, who are regularly briefed by the military, said it was not a ground invasion, according to Reuters.
The UN Security Council will publicly discuss the exacerbating violence between Israeli and Palestinian militants on Sunday. Diplomats told Reuters that the council met twice this week privately on hostilities, but so far could not agree to an official statement.
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