Families of detained Palestinian Americans decry US government’s silence | Israel War on Gaza News

Written by on February 13, 2024

Washington, DC – “Confirmed receipt.” That is the only message Yasmeen Elagha received from the United States government after two of her cousins — both Palestinian Americans — were detained by Israeli forces as they sheltered near Khan Younis in southern Gaza.

Now, she is calling on the administration of US President Joe Biden to do more to assure their safety and secure their release. Elagha said her two cousins, 18-year-old Borak Alagha and 20-year-old Hashem Alagha, are being held without charge.

“We’ve pleaded with the US government,” Elagha, a law . . .

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