Shockingly, while CAIR condemns Israel up and down they remain silent about Hamas firing rockets indiscriminately at Israeli civilians.

(NEW YORK, NY 11/20/12) — Today the New York chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NY) urged all people of conscience to call the offices of Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) to demand they stop ignoring Palestinians while pandering to pro-Israel interests.

CAIR-NY sent an open letter to the Senate offices in response to a Senate Resolution (S. Res. 599) cosponsored and passed on November 16, 2012, which does not mention the Palestinian people. Instead the letter emphasizes unequivocal support for Israel’s military actions.

“We will no longer allow our elected officials to pander to special and political interests while ignoring the basic human rights that we promote as Americans, nor while ignoring the concerns of their American constituents,” said CAIR-NY Executive Director Muneer Awad.

The open letter sent by CAIR-NY reads in part:

“As Americans, we should condemn all attacks against all civilians—not just Israeli civilians. Your constituents do not endorse the collective punishment, economic starvation, and indiscriminate killing of the men, women, and children of Palestine; and neither should you.”