Bernie Sanders condemns Israel’s killing of Palestinian protesters

from the Daily Sabah

S. Senator from Vermont and former Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders criticized Israel’s violent response to Palestinian protesters and urged the U.S. administration to work towards improving the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

Sanders, who is Jewish, said in a tweet on Saturday that the killing of Palestinian protesters near the Gaza border was tragic, calling the situation in the blockaded enclave a “humanitarian disaster.”

“The killing of Palestinian demonstrators by Israeli forces in Gaza is tragic. It is the right of all people to protest for a better future without a violent response.” Sen. Sanders

The senator also said that the United States must play a positive role in ending the blockade and help Palestinians and Israelis build a future together that “works for all.”

The 76-year-old senator has become the first prominent U.S. politician to openly criticize the Israeli response to the peaceful protesters. Turkey has condemned the country for the killings while the EU said: “Israel has the responsibility to use it proportionately.”…

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