US Representative Joaquin Castro raised concerns during the House vote to send billions in military assistance to the Netanyahu government, questioning moves by the Israeli leader.

Iran Press/America: “His actions have not led to the release of the remaining hostages. He’s ignored the pleas of the families of hostages. He’s ignored the pleas of the president of the United States. He’s ignored his people. He’s engaged in self-preservation. We should not be sending offensive weapons to Israel right now,” said Castro.

Edward Ahmed Mitchell, from the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said the vote is a missed opportunity to rein in the Israeli onslaught on Gaza.

“This has taken away any leverage President Biden might have to Netanyahu to pull back on invading Rafah or killing more innocent people,” he said. 

In a demonstration outside the Capitol in Washington, DC, on Saturday, Pro-Palestinian activists confronted US representatives who supported the aid bill for Israel accusing them of supporting genocide in Gaza.

The US House of Representatives passed an aid package with about $17bn for Israel.


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