Washington: A human rights group in the United States has filed a case against President Joe Biden and two members of his cabinet for their failure to stop and aid the genocide committed by Israel in Gaza.
According to a statement on the website of the civil liberties group Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), based in New York, legal proceedings have been initiated against all three officials on behalf of Palestinian human rights organizations, Gazans, and Palestinian Americans.
The federal complaint against Joe Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin alleges that they not only failed to prevent the genocide of the Palestinian people in Gaza but also, by continuing to provide unconditional military and diplomatic support to the Israeli government, weakened international efforts to stop the heinous crimes. It accuses them of “failure to prevent and complicity in the Israeli government’s unfolding genocide” and intensifying the connection with the Israeli military, increasing arms sales, authorizing naval groups, and supporting the relentless and unprecedented bombing campaign by Israel, contributing to the complete siege of Gaza.
The CCR stated that Biden, Blinken, and Austin requested approval from Congress to increase the number of American forces in the region, provide Israel with an additional $14.1 billion in military hardware, allocate funds for the appointment of naval combat groups, and enhance assistance to Israel.
According to reports, the case also demands an end to the annual $3.8 billion military aid sent to Israel by the United States. Laila El-Haddad, an American citizen who lost five relatives in Israeli attacks in Gaza, is among the claimants in the case.