Constitutional rights group sues for injunction to stop U.S. support of Israel's seige on Gaza

November 14, 2023
NBC News

...The Center for Constitutional Rights is requesting a federal court order to stop the U.S. government's support of Israel's siege on Gaza, the group said in a statement today.

Biden, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin are named in the complaint, which was filed on behalf of Palestinian human rights organizations and multiple individuals. The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

"Biden, Blinken, and Austin, as outlined in the complaint, are sued in their official capacity for failing to prevent an unfolding genocide where they have influence over the State of Israel to do so, and directly abetting its development with weapons, funds, and diplomatic cover, in breach of duties enshrined in the Genocide Convention and customary international law," the group said.

Experts in genocide and the Holocaust included declarations that offered analysis of signs of potential genocide against Palestinians as part of the complaint, which was filed in U.S. District Court for Northern California...

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