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CAIR calls on Biden intervention to stop ‘war crimes’ in Jenin

It comes after a new report was released by the Investigative Project on Terrorism about the group’s extensive history of antisemitism.

Nihad Awad. Credit: VOA Photo by M. Elshinnawi via Wikimedia Commons.

One of the Jewish state’s most long-term, vocal opponents in the United States has condemned recent drone strikes and troop deployments by the Israel Defense Forces over the weekend.

Nihad Awad, co-founder and national executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), said in a statement: “We strongly condemn the war crimes that Benjamin Netanyahu’s racist government is committing against Palestinian civilians in the Jenin refugee camp using American taxpayer dollars, and we call on the State Department to do the same.”

Awad went down his list of grievances, including “ongoing attacks on refugees, violent settler rampages, illegal settlement expansion, the murder of dozens of Palestinian children this year alone, and the refusal to hold anyone accountable for the brazen assassination of American citizen and journalist Shireen Abu Akleh.”

He said “the Israeli government is completely out of control because it does not expect to face any consequences from the Biden administration.”

A new report was released last month by the Investigative Project on Terrorism about CAIR’s extensive history of antisemitism. The group’s involvement in the White House’s recent national strategy to counter antisemitism has also received significant criticism.

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