Sen Warren Protested For Support For Israeli Bombing Of Hospitals And Schools
Above: CODE PINK sit-in at Senator Warren’s office, viewed from the hallway at the Senate’s Hart Office Building. All photos by Ted Majdosz.
CODE PINK Holds Sit-In At Senator Warrnen’s DC Office
On September 9, 2014, CODE PINK held a sit-in in Senator Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) office in Washington, DC protesting her support for the bombing of schools and hospitals and refusal to criticize Israel.
“Why is Senator Warren, who stands up for the ‘little guy’ in the face of big banks and corrupt corporations in America, siding with big bully Israel?”, asked CODEPINK cofounder Medea Benjamin. “We’re here to tell Senator Warren and her staff that it is never acceptable to bomb schools and hospitals.”
Senator Warren initially ran from people who asked her views on Israel when it was slaughtering defenseless Palestinians living in the outdoor prison of Gaza.
She then went on to vote with other senators to support Israel in a resolution.
And, at a town hall meeting in Massachusetts when she was asked about the Israeli bombing of Gaza and whether the killing of civilians by Israel was acceptable she defending the bombing of schools and hospitals repeating Israeli talking points when “rocket launchers [are] next to hospitals, next to schools, they’re using their civilian population to protect their military assets.”
She explained: “America has a very special relationship with Israel. . . And we very much need an ally in that part of the world.” Warren also said she thought it would be going to far to condition US funding on Israel stopping the expansion of settlements, illegal under international law, on Palestinian lands.