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CAIR responds to “execution-style massacre” by Israeli forces in a Gaza school

CAIR has issued a call to the U.S. administration, urging a response to the "execution-style massacre" by Israeli forces in a Gaza school.

The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) has issued a compelling call to the U.S. administration, urging a response to reports of an alleged “execution-style massacre” by Israeli forces in a Gaza school. Al Jazeera’s video report on Wednesday detailed a grim scene inside the Shadia Abu Ghazaleh School, where Palestinian civilians seeking refuge were purportedly killed in a manner described as execution-style.

Horrific Scene Unveiled

The news outlet broadcasted footage revealing bodies, including newborn babies, piled up within the school premises. Witnesses, whose exclusive testimonies were obtained by Al Jazeera, recounted the horrifying sights and claimed the victims were executed at gunpoint. The gravity of the situation has sparked deep concern from the American-Muslim council, which draws parallels between this incident and reported executions of unarmed Palestinian civilians in the West Bank.

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CAIR’s Urgent Call for Action

Expressing its deep concern, the Council on American Islamic Relations stressed the need for the U.S. administration to respond promptly to the alarming reports. CAIR highlighted the Biden administration’s unwavering support for Israel’s military actions, labeling them a campaign of ethnic cleansing and genocide. The council’s National Communications Director, Ibrahim Hooper, emphasised the urgency for U.S. officials to address the reported massacre and underscored the administration’s role in defending Israel’s actions on the global stage.

US Opposition to Ceasefire Efforts

The recent UN General Assembly resolutions urging a ceasefire in Gaza have faced persistent opposition from the Biden administration. This consistent resistance to international calls for de-escalation has triggered growing concern on the global stage. The U.S.’s reluctance to endorse these resolutions has prompted questions about its position regarding the ongoing violence. Criticism has intensified, with a prevailing argument that the U.S. stance might inadvertently contribute to the escalation of Israel’s military campaign in the region.

Global Outcry and #AbandonBiden Campaign

Reports of the alleged massacre triggered widespread global condemnation, drawing expressions of dismay from various groups. Notably, the online #AbandonBiden campaign gained momentum, spearheaded by a considerable number of U.S. Muslims. These individuals have made a collective vow to withhold their support for President Biden’s potential re-election in 2024. The campaign serves as a clear manifestation of the discontent harboured within a segment of the U.S. Muslim community regarding the administration’s approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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The reported execution-style massacre in a Gaza school has ignited widespread outrage and calls for accountability. The Council on American Islamic Relations has urged the U.S. administration to address the situation, emphasising the need for a reevaluation of the U.S.’s unequivocal support for Israel. The alleged incident has also intensified criticism of the Biden administration’s opposition to UN resolutions seeking a ceasefire in Gaza, further polarising opinions on the global stage.