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Nathan White (202)225-5871

Congressman Dennis Kucinich

Kucinich: Bush Administration Ignores Humanitarian Crisis

Israeli Military Prevents Emergency Ambulance Care for Four Days

WASHINGTON -  Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) today made the following statement on the House floor calling attention to a report in the Washington Post that
the International Committee of the Red Cross has accused the Israeli
military of preventing ambulances from reaching at least 15 emaciated
people for four days:

“What is going on in America? 
We have trillions for a war machine and banks while our government
stands by and sniffs at the slaughter of innocents in Gaza, where Israel is blocking aid for wounded Palestinians. Here’s today’s Washington Post it
says:  The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday that
it found at least 15 bodies and several children, emaciated but alive -
- in a row of shattered houses in the Gaza strip and accused the
Israeli military of preventing ambulances from reaching the site for
four days.  ...12 corpses lying on mattresses in one home, along with
four young children lying next to their dead mothers." That’s a quote
“Today U.S. tax dollars, U.S. jets and U.S. helicopters provided to Israel are enabling the slaughter in Gaza.  The Administration enables Israel to
press forward with the attack against defenseless civilians; blocks
efforts promoting a cease-fire at the UN; and refuses to make Israel comply with conditions that arms shipments not be used for aggression. Israel is
going to receive $30 billion in a ten-year period for military
assistance, without having to abide by any humanitarian principles,
international laws or standards of basic human decency. Wake up America.”

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