Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Thousands of people in the US are marching towards Palestine

Demonstrations in Washington, DC, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Kansas City, and Seattle have been described in recent days.

At least six thousand people gathered in Washington, DC, in front of the White House, while in Chicago it is estimated that there are about 15 thousand, according to publications on social networks.

Although there has been a wave of support for Palestine, the country has also registered pro-Israel protests and pockets of tension at American universities.

At the same time, the positioning of some Democratic congressmen against US support for Israel created cracks between members of that party in the House of Representatives.

Democrats Rashida Tlaib and Cori Bush, members of the Lower House for Michigan and Missouri, respectively, received criticism from their colleagues on the bench.

Tlaib proposed withholding US support to fund what he called Israel’s “apartheid government,” a comment that angered colleagues who found it offensive.

The Secretary of Defense, Lloyd Austin, recently announced the second deployment of a group of aircraft carriers in the Eastern Mediterranean, when an escalation of tension in the region was reported and Israel was preparing attacks by air, sea, and land against the Palestinian population in the Gaza Strip.

This second group of aircraft carriers will be led by the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, which joined the USS Gerald R. Ford, which arrived this week in waters near Israel.

The United States is also deploying combat aircraft, including the F-35 and F-15.

Until now, Biden has spoken about the rights of the Israeli people without mentioning this development, about a conflict that has at its core 75 years of suffering and displacement of the Palestinian people before the quiet view of the United States government itself and the international community, in a policy of double standards.

On the morning of October 7, the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) launched an attack that shocked Israel and caused more than a thousand deaths.

Israel’s response was to declare war on Hamas and a total blockade of Gaza, a coastal enclave where 2.3 million people live, deprived of water, energy, food, and fuel.

Since then, bombings against the population of the Gaza Strip have caused more than 2,720 deaths and 10,800 injuries in the occupied territories.

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