Middle East Eye quotesÂ Yousef Munayyer, USCPR executive director, in an article covering the responses of Palestinian advocates to H. Res. 246, a non-binding resolution that condemns BDS and is intended to chill speech for Palestinian rights. H. Res. 246 passed the House of Representatives on July 23, with 398 votes for the resolution, 17 against, and 17 abstentions.
Yousef Munayyer, executive director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR), rebuked US lawmakers for passing the resolution âas Israel commits war crimes against Palestinians and their soldiers laugh & pose with civilian homes they destroyedâ.
Munayyer wasÂ referring to the IsraeliÂ destruction of nearly a dozen buildingsÂ in the Palestinian village of Sur Bahir earlier this week. Those demolitions wereÂ widely condemned, with rights groups accusing Israel of committing a war crime.
âWhat they donât get is, this is precisely why civil society boycotts continue to grow; the abject failure of govt to hold Israel accountable,â MunayyerÂ wrote on Twitter.
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Christopher Carlson is a full-time student of Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University, USA. He has been with the IMEMC since 2013. (firstname.lastname@example.org)