Press Release
Nov. 15, 2023

Jill Stein denounces Israel’s attack on Al-Shifa Hospital, demands accountability for Israeli and US leaders for war crimes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Wednesday November 15, 2023

 

Today Dr. Jill Stein, candidate for the Green Party presidential nomination, denounced the Israeli military’s assault on Al-Shifa Hospital in Gaza as a war crime, and called for an investigation of the Netanyahu administration for war crimes as well as bipartisan US leadership for aiding and abetting such crimes.

“Israel’s attack on Al-Shifa hospital is a horrifying and brazen war crime before our very eyes,” said Dr. Stein. “Attacking a hospital with bombs and snipers, shooting doctors and patients, cutting off power and blocking supplies keeping patients alive, including premature babies - these are not acts of war, they are acts of genocide.”

“We call for an investigation of the Netanyahu regime’s war crimes, as well as the role of Biden and US leaders in aiding and abetting them,” said Dr. Stein. “And above all, these crimes must stop now.”

“These crimes are catastrophic not only for Palestinians. They also spell disaster for Israel, as the brutality of the assault makes Israel a pariah among nations. Countries from Chile to Colombia, Jordan, Bahrain, Turkey, Chad and South Africa are recalling their ambassadors, and Bolivia has cut diplomatic ties altogether.”

Dr. Stein blasted Democratic and Republican party leaders including Mike Johnson, Chuck Schumer and Hakeem Jeffries for standing together at a rally on Tuesday where speakers including Johnson denounced calls for a ceasefire while the crowd approvingly chanted “no ceasefire”.

“‘No ceasefire’ is a call for ‘More dead children’.” posted Dr. Stein on X (formerly Twitter). “I stand against the Democratic and Republican allies of war profiteers and AIPAC. And with 66% of Americans - and the world - demanding #CeasefireInGazaNOW.”

“As a doctor and as a human being, I’m disgusted and outraged by Israel’s attack on a hospital while Democratic and Republican politicians cheer and send billions to slaughter more children and innocent people,” said Dr. Stein. “I’m running for President to offer a real choice to the majority of Americans who support diplomacy and peace, not endless war.”

 

Contact: LeBeau Kpadenou, [email protected]