US congresswoman presents draft resolution recognizing Nakba

NNA - US congresswoman Rashida Tlaib introduced a resolution in the US House of Representatives to recognize the Palestinian Nakba.

On Monday, Tlaib introduced the resolution, just one day after the Nakba’s 74th anniversary.

The resolution calls on the US government to acknowledge the forced and mass displacement of Palestinians in 1948 by "Israel", based on the US role in supporting the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

It also urges the US Congress to recognize the Nakba and commemorate it annually, reject efforts to deny the event, and support UNRWA by supporting resolutions related to Palestinian refugee rights, including the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 on the right of Palestinians to return to their homes.

Tlaib said that “The Nakba is well-documented and continues to play out today."

The Democratic congresswoman stressed that “We must acknowledge that the humanity of Palestinians is being denied when folks refuse to acknowledge the war crimes and human rights violations in apartheid Israel.”

Tlaib mentioned that the resolution is cosponsored by fellow congresswomen Betty McCollum, Marie Newman, Ilhan Omar, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

 

 

 

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