Muslim advocacy groups say they cannot “live in good conscience” because they are defending Israel through the Gaza offensive.
Prominent US Muslim advocacy groups are boycotting a White House event marking the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr on Sunday, saying the Biden administration had “assisted, disguised and justified” Israeli airstrikes on Palestinians in Gaza.
US President Joe Biden will Host A virtual Eid celebration on Sunday to mark the end of the month of Ramadan.
However, Israeli airstrikes continued Gaza Valley PamelaAt least 17 Palestinians have been killed and hundreds injured, with Muslim lawyers saying a recent statement from the Biden administration failed to hold Israel accountable for the escalating violence.
Nihad Awad, executive director of the American-Islamic Council, said: “We cannot consider conscience with the administration of conscience when the Israeli racist government gives literal support, conduct and legitimacy to indiscriminate bombings of innocent men, women and children in Gaza.” Relations (CAIR), in a statement on Saturday.
“President Biden has the political power and the moral authority to stop these injustices. We urge him to stand by the victims, not the victims, “said Awad.
CAIR had earlier requested Muslims in the United States to take part in the virtual celebration, Description This is a “special occasion”.
But criticism of the Beadon administration has grown as violence continues in Gaza over the past week Progressive U.S. lawmakers, Palestinian lawyers and rights groups are urging the US president Israel pressure The end of his military offensive.
The Israeli army launched a bomb attack in the Gaza Strip last Monday after planning to forcibly evict Palestinian families from occupied East Jerusalem and beyond. Attack on Palestinian worshipers Massive protests erupted in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem, the occupied West Bank, and inside Israel.
Israeli airstrikes in Gaza have killed several people, destroyed roads and damaged flat buildings. Tower that pasted Offices of Al Jazeera and the Associated Press.
In a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday, Biden “reaffirmed his strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself against rocket attacks from Hamas and other terrorist groups in Gaza,” the White House said in a statement.
“He condemned this indiscriminate attack on cities and towns in Israel,” the textbook added.
Critics have called on the Biden administration to put pressure on Netanyahu and his government, which the United States provides. Ually 3.8bn annual military aid, To stop military operations.
On Sunday, however, the Israeli prime minister said the attack was “continuing unabated” and would “take time,” according to Reuters. The day before, Netanyahu thanked Biden for “unequivocal support for Israel’s right to self-defense.”
A national advocacy group called Palestine for American Muslims also called on the Biden administration to boycott Eid on Sunday.
“The Biden administration’s strong response needs to be strongly reprimanded. “We will not allow the White House to use our Eid celebrations for political gain at the expense of the Palestinian people.” Dr..
Meanwhile, a few thousand people Protest In U.S. cities over the weekend in support of the Palestinians and Washington’s demand for an end to Israel’s unconditional support.