CAIR to boycott White House Eid celebration over Israel support

An Israeli air strike on Saturday destroyed a high-rise building in Gaza City that housed the Associated Press and other media outlets. One strike came hours after another Israeli air strike on a densely populated refugee camp in Gaza City killed at least 10 Palestinians from an extended family, mostly children, in the deadliest single blow in the current conflict. The increasing violence has raised fears of a new Palestinian “intifada” or uprising at a time when there have been no peace talks for years.

American Muslims for Palestine are also boycotting the White House’s virtual Eid celebration due to take place on Sunday. CAIR had previously boycotted several traditional White House events under the Trump administration.

In a statement released by the White House on Friday, Biden said, “Jill and I look forward to the Remembrance of Oath in the White House this Sunday. We were encouraged to see Eid celebrations around the world, but we know that the situation in the Holy Land this year is weighing heavily on Muslims everywhere, including our Muslim communities here in the United States. “

“Palestinians – also in Gaza – and Israelis equally deserve to live in dignity, security and security. No family should fear for their safety in their own home or place of worship. We think most of the children in these societies who are trauma from a conflict that is far beyond their control. My government will continue to involve Palestinians, Israelis and other regional partners to work towards sustainable calm. “

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