White House interns' letter to Biden denounces Gaza genocide, demands ceasefire

Ahram Online , Wednesday 6 Dec 2023

NBC reported that a group of 40 interns in the White House and other executive branch offices signed a letter addressed to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris calling for a permanent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas and accusing the president of having ignored the pleas of the American people.

Pro-Palestinians demonstrators gather in front of the White House
Demonstrators gather in front of the White House during a rally in support of Palestinians. The Washington rally was one of a multitude of rallies held around the world. AFP

 

"We, the undersigned Fall 2023 White House and Executive Office of the President interns, will no longer remain silent on the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people," the interns wrote.

“We heed the voices of the American people and call on the Administration to demand a permanent ceasefire,” the interns wrote. 

“We are not the decision makers of today, but we aspire to be the leaders of tomorrow, and we will never forget how the pleas of the American people have been heard and thus far, ignored.” 

Since the start of the Israeli war on Gaza on 7 October, Biden has ignored large demonstrations that have taken place across various cities and universities. which called for an end to US unconditional support for Israel in its war on the Palestinians and demanded that Washington push for an immediate ceasefire.

The US has torpedoed all attempts to push for a ceasefire in the war in the United Nations Security Council.

It has also approved a $14 billion emergency fund for Tel Aviv.

Moreover, the US is also sending extra arms and ammunition to Israel through a round-the-clock air bridge to bolster Tel Aviv's war efforts.

On Wednesday, Israel announced that it received the 200th plane from the US carrying arms and ammunition from the US.

The US has sent 10,000 tons of military equipment to Israel so far into the war, according to the Israeli government.  

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