A PA backed lawsuit filed by a group of Americans and Palestinians in a US District Court for the District of Columbia charges a slew of political and legal figures of having “aided and abetted the commission of numerous war crimes and crimes against humanity” in the “Occupied Palestinian Territories.”
Some of the many names included are” Those named include: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu; US President Donald Trump, US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman; and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner.
“All of these Defendants have encouraged, financed, ratified, approved, or otherwise aided and abetted the commission of war crimes,” filing lawyer Martin F. McMahon notes in the lawsuit.
Citing the Nuremberg Charter’s definition of war crimes, McMahon notes that settlers financed by several of the defendants “have been engaging in this type of criminal activity for at least 30 years in the Occupied Palestinian Territories”
“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. 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,” McMahon notes.
“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.”
McMahon drew a further comparison between the Israeli state’s actions toward Palestinians under Netanyahu and those by the Nazi German state in the 1930s and 40s toward Jews and other minorities.