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September 2000 - April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 Palestinian children
by US House hearing 8/1
Wednesday Jul 30th, 2014 4:06 PM
"Between September 2000 and April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 children." As one report described it: "That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years." And thousands of children and civilians are being killed and wounded in Gaza as I write.
In this important Briefing, you will hear from the American/Palestinian 15 year old who was brutally beaten by Israeli forces - caught on video seen worldwide and hear what happened to his Uncle and Aunt after his family was allowed to leave. This testimony and the testimony of others on this panel of experts will give you new and crucial insight into what is going on in Israel/Palestine.

This MUST be examined by the US Congress as:
"Between September 2000 and April 2013, the Israeli military killed 1,518 children." As one report described it: "That's the equivalent of one Palestinian child killed by Israel every 3 days for almost 13 years." And thousands of children and civilians are being killed and wounded in Gaza as I write.

Be sure to have a staffer go and sign-in as attending. Reports will go out as to what offices are represented there. For more information contact Mike Coogan at development [at] endtheoccupation.org


Is Israel complying with U.S. and international laws?
Examining Israel’s impunity in injuring and killing civilians in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem

Capitol Hill Briefing
Friday, August 1st, 2014
2:00 - 3:30 p.m.
2103 Rayburn House Office Building

This briefing will examine whether Israel complies with U.S laws, such as the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act, and international law in its use of force against Palestinians in the occupied Gaza Strip and West Bank, which includes East Jerusalem. Does Israel conduct thorough, credible, and transparent investigations into human rights violations? Is Israel capable of holding itself accountable? What actions should the United States take to hold Israel accountable for its violations of U.S. laws?

Through personal experience and professional expertise, members of the panel will address the extent to which Israel uphold its obligation to investigate human rights abuses and hold those responsible accountable.

Panelists:
Tariq Abu Khdeir - Palestinian-American teenager from Tampa, Fla. who was brutally beaten by Israeli security forces while restrained and unconscious
Suha Abu Khdeir - Palestinian-American, mother of Tariq
Hassan Shibly, Esq. - Council on American-Islamic Relations - Florida
Sunjeev Bery - Amnesty International
Brad Parker - Defence for Children International - Palestine
Laila El-Haddad - Author of Gaza Mom and former journalist for Al Jazeera

Moderator:
Josh Ruebner - US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation

Briefing Sponsors:
American Muslims for Palestine
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Defence for Children International - Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace
National Lawyers Guild
US Campaign to End the Occupation
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