(TargetLiberty.org) – On Monday night, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., commented that Israel had been using the military aid provided by the United States to violate the human rights of people in Gaza. The remark was made during a tele-town hall meeting following a caller telling her that they wanted the Biden administration to defund Israel.
In a video clip shared on Forbes, Ocasio-Cortez claimed that there were thousands of constituents who were calling her office each day and were pushing for a cease-fire, or to have conditions set for all aid provided. She added that this was not just something she believed, but rather it was the view that everyone in the community had in response to the “gross violation of human rights in Gaza” which was being perpetuated using the military assistance provided by the United States.
As she pointed out, one of the things that many people have pointed out is the nature of the aid sent to Israel, and how “unique” it is. She added that there are no conditions to the aid that the United States has been providing to Israel and that this does not resemble the actions that the United States takes when providing aid to any other ally.
She continued by stating that the Biden administration has often claimed that there is no “red line” regarding the aid being provided to Israel, however, she did not agree with this policy. Instead, she argued that what was happening right now was that the United States was “risking writing a blank check for atrocities” by providing continuous unchecked aid to Israel.
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