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Representatives of the US Congress express their solidarity with the Palestinians and demand that Washington take a stand


The American magazine Newsweek said that the prominent Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, one of the candidates in the White House primaries in 2020, and a number of progressive American lawmakers have sounded alarm bells about the Israeli forces' attacks on Palestinian Muslims while they perform prayers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, in light of tensions sparked by Israeli settlers' efforts to expel Palestinians from their homes.


Bernie Sanders wrote a tweet on his Twitter account on Saturday in which he said that the United States should speak out forcefully against the violence committed by Israeli extremists allied with the government in East Jerusalem and the West Bank, and make clear that the expulsions of Palestinian families should not continue.


 Progressive Senator Elizabeth Warren wrote a similar pamphlet in which she said that the forcible removal of the old Palestinian residents of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood is abhorrent and unacceptable. The administration must make it clear to the Israeli government that these evictions are illegal and must stop immediately.


 "We stand in solidarity with the Palestinian population facing expulsion ... Israeli forces force families to leave their homes during Ramadan and provoke violence," wrote Representative Alexandria Okazze Kotiz, a Democrat from New York State. It is inhuman and the United States should show leadership in protecting the human rights of Palestinians.


 Representatives Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib also expressed their concerns, attacking the position of the Israeli police and settlers. Tlaib is the first American woman of Palestinian origin to be elected to Congress in 2018, and she was the first Muslim with Omar to be elected to the House of Representatives.


 Tlaib said on Twitter that there is no reason to attack people while they are praying or seeking medical attention, other than to terrorize them and dehumanize.

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