In a speech on the House floor, Rashida Tlaib condemned “the racist policies of the government and the state of Israel.”
“Friends, the world has a name of that form of government that’s codified in the nation state law, and it’s called apartheid,” she said.
60 percent of arrested Palestinian minors reported experiencing physical violence from their detainers and 43 percent reported verbal violence.
Ellison joined three other members of Congress in asking Rex Tillerson to pressure Israel to drop charges against Palestinian activist Issa Amro.
A Minnesota congresswoman called on State Department officials to investigate whether the killing of two Palestinian teenagers by Israeli soldiers requires the withholding of U.S. military aid.