Why Won’t Congress Support the Human Rights of Palestinian Children? She Gets My Vote For Politician of the YEAR!
Summary: H.R.2407 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/30/2019)
Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act
This bill prohibits the use of certain foreign-assistance funds to support the military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill treatment of children in violation of international humanitarian law. The bill also prohibits such funds from being used to support certain practices against children, including torture, sensory deprivation, solitary confinement, and arbitrary detention.
The bill also authorizes the Department of State to provide funding to nongovernmental organizations to (1) monitor and assess incidents of Palestinian children being subjected to Israeli military detention, and (2) provide treatment and rehabilitation for Palestinians under 21 years of age who have been subject to military detention as children.
|Sponsor:||Rep. McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4] (Introduced 04/30/2019)|
|Committees:||House – Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||House – 04/30/2019 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. (All Actions)|
This bill has the status Introduced
Here are the steps for Status of Legislation:
- Passed House
- Passed Senate
- To President
- Became Law
And witness the fate of Congresswoman Betty McCollum from Minnesota, who fell afoul of the Israel Lobby when she introduced H.R.2407, legislation that prohibits American taxpayer money from being used by Israel to arrest and detain Palestinian children. She stated that “Israel’s system of military juvenile detention is state-sponsored child abuse designed to intimidate and terrorize Palestinian children and their families. It must be condemned, but it is equally outrageous that U.S. tax dollars in the form of military aid to Israel are permitted to sustain what is clearly a gross human rights violation against children.” She might have added that the estimated 10,000 Arab children who have been detained since 2000 are frequently tortured by the Israeli authorities. The bill currently has 23 cosponsors and is unlikely to attract more due to fear of the Lobby. It will never reach the House floor for a vote and will never become law.
McCollum’s courage was on display when she was viciously attacked by AIPAC, which posted Facebook ads that referenced “radicals in the Democratic party,” including a photo of McCollum, with the text stating that “It’s critical that we protect our Israeli allies especially as they face threats from Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah ISIS and — maybe more sinister — right here in the U.S. Congress.” McCollum stood her ground against being called “more sinister” than ISIS and released a statement that describes AIPAC as a “hate group,” which of course it is, but she will find few in the Democratic party brave enough to defend her.
Horrible murder of Rachel Corrie by Israeli running over her with a caterpillar. Thank you Coronavirus for affecting the Caterpillar business negatively so more are not murdered like Rachel Corrie who was tortured to death. Feature picture symbolizes Israel soaked in the blood of Palestinian children. Shame on you Israel. One day you will be massacred by a group of nations that has had ENOUGH!