|May 21, 2021|
Washington, D.C.- Muslim advocacy group Emgage Action welcomes the ceasefire agreed to between Israel and Hamas and urges the Biden administration to ensure that U.S. policy no longer supports the occupation of the Palestinian people. On Wednesday, Emgage Action released a statement calling on the administration to review Israeli military operations in Gaza and ensure that no human rights violations are committed with U.S. funding, and to “initiate a credible effort…aimed at ending Israel’s occupation of the Palestinians.”
“While we are relieved that a ceasefaire is in place, we need to do a lot more to address the root causes of this crisis. If human rights is a priority for the Biden Administration, then we should not be supporting occupation activities or violations of Palestinian rights and freedoms.” -Wa’el Alzayat, CEO of Emgage Action
Emgage Action is a Muslim civic advocacy organization, with national headquarters in Washington, D.C., and state chapters in Michigan, Texas, Florida, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and New York.