Ayah Ziyadeh, the advocacy director of American Muslims for Palestine (AMP) and its affiliate political advocacy organization Americans for Justice in Palestine Action (AJP Action), is calling for an investigation into the reported use of U.S.-made Apache helicopters, live ammunition, stun grenades, and toxic gas by Israeli soldiers during their assault on the Jenin refugee camp. This aggressive operation resulted in the tragic loss of Palestinian lives and numerous injuries, raising concerns about potential violations of the Foreign Assistance Act and the Leahy Law Amendment.
The escalating violence against Palestinians, including targeting journalists like Hazem Nasser, highlights the urgent need to address human rights concerns. Bezalel Smotrich’s endorsement of violence further exacerbates the situation. Ayah Ziyadeh and AJP Action demand immediate action, urging an investigation and condemnation of any potential misuse of U.S. military aid to Israel. Joining Palestine Advocacy Day provides an opportunity to support their efforts in lobbying for Palestinian rights and making a difference.
Israeli soldiers used U.S.-made Apache helicopters, live ammunition, stun grenades, and toxic gas in a forceful assault on the Jenin refugee camp. Causing the tragic loss of five Palestinian lives, including a 15-year-old boy and many others wounded. The question is whether these U.S.-made weapons were used, potentially violating the Foreign Assistance Act and the Leahy Law Amendment. Ayah Ziyadeh, the advocacy director of Americans for Justice in Palestine Action, are calling for an investigation into this matter and highlighting the escalating violence against Palestinians.
Alleged Violations of U.S. Laws
Israeli forces’ reported usage of U.S.-made Apache helicopters and other weapons raises concerns about compliance. Along with the Foreign Assistance Act and the Leahy Law Amendment. These U.S. laws strictly prohibit military assistance to foreign units that violate human rights with impunity. To ensure accountability and uphold American regulations, it is crucial to investigate and condemn any potential misuse of the U.S. thoroughly. The supplied weaponry in the assault on Jenin.
Escalation of Violence Against Palestinians – Americans for Justice in Palestine Action
The assault on the Jenin refugee camp is not an isolated incident but a disturbing escalation in violence against the Palestinian people. Even journalists reporting on the ground were targeted by Israeli forces, resulting in injuries. Hazem Nasser, a journalist with Al-Jazeera, was wounded by Israeli gunfire as he sought shelter during the raid. Such escalations demonstrate a troubling disregard for Palestinian lives and underscore the urgent need for addressing the human rights concerns arising from these actions.
Israeli Government’s Response
Rather than addressing the root causes of Israel’s occupation and apartheid, the endorsement of violence by Bezalel Smotrich, Israel’s finance minister, reveals a concerning stance within the government. Smotrich’s call for a large-scale operation across the occupied West Bank signifies a lack of regard for Palestinian lives and exacerbates regional tensions.
Americans for Justice in Palestine Action Demand for Action
Ayah Ziyadeh and Americans for Justice in Palestine (AJP Action) call for immediate action. They demand an investigation into using U.S.-made weapons in the assault on Jenin and condemn any potential abuse of U.S. military aid to Israel. One which would violate American laws. By urging President Biden and Secretary Blinken to address these reported incidents. The individuals can support efforts to ensure accountability and adherence to U.S. regulations.
Join Palestine Advocacy Day – With Ayah Ziyadeh AJP Action
Engagement and activism are crucial for achieving tangible change by registering for Palestine Advocacy Day, scheduled for October 23rd-24th. Everyone can join Ayah Ziyadeh and Americans for Justice in Palestine Action in lobbying elected officials for Palestinian rights. Ayah’s extensive human rights advocacy experience and expertise in Palestinian rights and policy-making contribute significantly to the cause. Participating in this event provides an opportunity to give the Palestinian people the voice they deserve in Washington, D.C.
The reported use of U.S.-made weapons in the assault on the Jenin refugee camp demands a thorough investigation. Ayah Ziyadeh and Americans for Justice in Palestine Action advocate for accountability—urging adherence to U.S. laws prohibiting military assistance to units involved in human rights violations. By joining efforts such as Palestine Advocacy Day, individuals can work towards empowering the Palestinian people. As well as advocating for their rights alongside Ayah Riyadh and AJP Action.