Student US Senator Bernie Sanders The American administration should explain to the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu It “will not provide a single dollar to support his inhumane and illegal war,” and he considered that it was time for the United States to say “no” to Netanyahu.
In an article published in the British newspaper The Guardian, Sanders reviewed the tragic conditions in the Gaza Strip, and said, “Everyone is watching with horror the serious humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Gaza, and it is unfortunate that many of my colleagues in the House of Representatives and the US Senate are choosing to ignore this fact and evade their responsibilities before Congress.” “.
He considered that “what is happening in Gaza is not just an unfortunate tragedy occurring thousands of miles from our shores,” because the United States provides Israel with military aid worth $3.8 billion every year, and “the bombs and military equipment that are destroying Gaza are made in America. In other words, We are partners in what is happening.”
He explained that the United Nations and humanitarian organizations confirm that “the coming weeks may mean the difference between life and death for tens of thousands of people. If we do not see a radical improvement in the accessibility of humanitarian aid very soon, countless innocent people – including thousands of children – will die.” “They may die from dehydration, diarrhea, starvation and preventable diseases.”
He pointed out that the World Health Organization warns that the number of deaths resulting from disease and hunger could exceed the number of war victims so far.
Choices and outcomes
Sanders considered the current situation a direct result of the choices made by political leaders, most notably Netanyahu, “the leader of the extreme right-wing government in Israel.” He pointed out that Israel had the right to respond to the attacks launched by the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) on the seventh of last October, “but it did not have, and does not have, the right to wage war against the entire Palestinian people, and this is exactly what is happening.”
He explained that the Israeli aggression resulted in “the killing of more than 25,000 Palestinians and the wounding of 62,000, 70% of whom are women and children. It is believed that thousands more are trapped under the rubble. It is unbelievable that 1.7 million people have been displaced from their homes, meaning approximately 80 million people.” % of the total population of Gaza. They are now living in overcrowded UN shelters or outdoors in winter conditions, lacking sufficient food, water, fuel and medical supplies, and have no idea what the future holds for them.”
The American Senator said: Israel's indiscriminate bombing and restrictions on basic humanitarian aid have created one of the most severe humanitarian disasters in recent times.
He explained that the United States appealed to Israel to take urgent steps to avoid more civilian deaths, but Netanyahu did nothing. “This must change now. Tens of thousands of lives are at risk, and every day matters,” he added.
He pointed out, “More and more Americans realize that we cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the suffering in Gaza. Given the scale of the disaster unfolding with American bombs and military equipment, Congress must act.”
Sanders concluded his article by saying, “It is time for the United States to say no to Netanyahu. The United States must make clear to Netanyahu that we will not provide another dollar to support his inhumane and illegal war. We must use our influence to demand an end to the indiscriminate bombing, and a humanitarian ceasefire to allow… “By flowing aid to those suffering, and securing the release of more than 130 hostages still being held in Gaza. We must demand that the Israeli government take the necessary steps to pave the way for the realization of the two-state solution.”