Washington (QNN)- A federal lawsuit filed in Washington, DC, last week by 13 Palestinian and American activists accuses US President Donald Trump and his Middle East adviser Jared Kushner of violating Palestinian civil and human rights.
Also named in the suit are Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, U.S. Ambassador David Friedman, White House advisor Jared Kushner, and others for their involvement in “the denationalization and dehumanization of the Palestinian population” in occupied Palestine.
The 175-page suit, filed on behalf of a group of Palestinians and Americans, states that the actions of the defendants, most of whom are U.S. and Israeli officials, have aided and abetted the commission of numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Attorney Martin F. McMahon in the lawsuit describes a long strategy to disenfranchise the Palestinian people by using the levers of power in the federal government, state governments like New York, and groups like AIPAC to prevent criticism of the Israeli regime’s treatment of the Palestinian people.
“If AIPAC was active during the colonial days, patriot Tom Payne would have been hanged for advocating independence for the colonies, he said.
He also slammed efforts that would illegally deny Americans the right to boycott the occupation state.
“For most Americans, the concepts relied upon by the Palestinian Plaintiffs in this case (i.e. ethnic cleansing, genocide, denationalization, and dehumanization) are foreign concepts not part of normal American vernacular”, said McMahon. “However, these concepts are as American as apple pie. The indigenous American Indian population and the African slaves brought to America have been victimized by these identical war crimes. Each group has been subject to ethnic cleansing, genocide, expropriation of private property, confinement to reservations and ghettos, wholesale denial of their fundamental freedoms, subjected to a biased criminal justice system, and deemed to be irrelevant and disenfranchised members of American society.”
In a statement to Arab News, McMahon said: “I know the system in this country is biased against Palestinian rights, but I also know that the rule of law defends those rights.”