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Zionists in US Congress introduce bill to punish UNRWA for daring to speak out against the Israeli war crimes in Gazaccun.org, February 7, 2009
Editor's Note By Hassan El-Najjar
The Zionist hardliners in the US Congress House of Representatives have been trying to provide assistance to the Israeli war criminals who killed hundreds of Palestinian children and women in Gaza last month.
In particular, the Israeli warn criminals killed scores of Palestinian children and women while taking shelter in the schools of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRAW), despite the fact that the UNRWA provided the Israelis of maps of these schools and told them that these had become shelters of civilians.
The Israeli war criminals repeated their attacks on these schools using US-made white phosphorus bombs, dropped by US-made F-16 war planes, hoping to kill Palestinian leaders they though could be hiding among refugees there.
No Palestinian leaders were hiding, none of them was killed in the UNRAW schools. Both of the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and the UNRAW Chairman in Gaza, John Ging, condemned the Israeli war crimes.
This has angered the Zionists of AIPAC who control the US Congress, hence their attempt to penalize the UNRWA for speaking out against the Israeli war crimes in Gaza.
These Zionist hardliners are confirming again that they are accomplices and enablers of the Israeli psycho-pathetic war criminals, and consequently bear part of the responsibility for the Israeli war crimes committed in Gaza last month.
US Congress introduces bill to punish UNRWA
A bill has been introduced in Congress, criticizing the work of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in Gaza.
The bill accuses the Agency of providing support to so-called ‘terrorists’ in the Gaza Strip.
Laila al Quttami, of the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, says that this bill is actually an attempt to punish the UNRWA for speaking out against the Israeli invasion of Gaza last month.
The committee has called on Congress to vote against Congressional Resolution 29, and vote instead for HR 66, which would provide much-needed humanitarian aid to the Palestinian people.
Some US groups have even called on President Obama to dispatch the Navy’s Hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, to help provide medical care to the besieged population of Gaza.
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