members of the General Conference of the American Democratic Party demanded the cessation of the $3.8 billion in military support to Israel if the latter were to annex areas of the West Bank.

Members, in a document, sent Saturday, to the party conference signed by dozens: “As delegates of the National Democratic Committee to the National Democratic Conference for 2020, we fully support efforts to withhold $3.8 billion in military aid to Israel because its government has announced its intention to annex Palestinian lands, including the Jordan Valley occupied by Israel,” according to the Palestinian News Agency (WAFA).

The document called on the members of the conference to support the efforts of the representatives (Pramila Jayapal, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, McCallum, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Bernie Sanders, and others in the Progressive Assembly of Congress) who signed a letter to the US Secretary of State calling on the United States government to place conditions and restrictions on the continued military aid to Israel in the case of captured and stole the Jordan Valley from the Palestinians.

The document urged Congress to vote by restricting military assistance to Israel, in light of the expected Israeli annexation of more Palestinian lands, and this unilateral annexation is illegal under international law and will only endanger the peaceful resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

This move comes as part of efforts made by members of the party conference of Palestinian and Arab origin in cooperation with the progressive wing within the party to impose prior restrictions that prevent Israel from annexing parts of the West Bank amid other intensive campaigns in support of the Palestinian right.

© The Eastern Herald
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