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Rep. Hank Johnson faces backlash after condemning Israeli settlement enterprise

Rep. Hank Johnson faces backlash after condemning Israeli settlement enterprise

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Hank Johnson, the Representative for Georgia’s 4th Congressional District, is under fire for comments made regarding the illegal Israeli settlements in Palestine.

A supporter of Palestinian human rights, Johnson spoke at a panel discussion hosted by the US Campaign to End Israeli Occupation and American Friends Service Committee.

“There has been a steady, almost like termites can get into a residence and eat it up before you know that you’ve been eaten up and you fall in on yourself, there has been settlement activity that has marched forward with impunity at a [sic] ever-increasing rate to the point where it has become alarming.” -Congressman Hank Johnson

Johnson is being condemned as anti-Semitic and is now facing backlash for his comments. He clarified that his statement was referring to the settlements themselves, not Israelis or Jews.

“We must work to promote policies that support a two-state solution and encourage trust between both sides,” said Congressman Johnson.

Despite his clarification and apology, Johnson is being asked to resign.

American Muslims for Palestine is calling for residents in Johnson’s District- East ATL, Decatur, Lilburn, Snellville, Lithonia, Conyers, Covington- to support him and show that his support of this issue is important to them.

To learn how you can show your support, click here.

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