Endorsing organizations

On April 30, 2019, U.S. Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) introduced H.R. 2407, the Promoting Human Rights for Palestinian Children Living Under Israeli Military Occupation Act, a bill prohibiting U.S. taxpayer funding for the military detention of children by any country, including Israel.

H.R. 2407 seeks to promote justice, equality and human rights for children globally by prohibiting any U.S. foreign aid dollars from contributing to "the military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of children in violation of international humanitarian law."

The bill amends Section 620M of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2378d) commonly known as the "Leahy Law" by adding a new subsection that includes a generally applicable limitation prohibiting U.S. military aid from being used by foreign armed forces to support the military detention, interrogation, abuse, or ill-treatment of children in violation of international humanitarian law.

Below is a list of organizations and institutions that have endorsed H.R. 2407.

Endorsing organizations

Adalah Justice Project

American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee

American Friends Service Committee

American Muslims for Palestine

Amnesty International USA

Arab American Institute

Center for Constitutional Rights

Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Church of the Brethren

Churches for Middle East Peace

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Defense for Children International - Palestine

The Episcopal Church

Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Friends of Sabeel North America

Indiana Center for Middle East Peace

Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project

Israel Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (USA)

Jewish Voice for Peace

Jewish Voice for Peace - Cleveland

Jewish Voice for Peace - Las Vegas

Middle East Children's Alliance

Mennonite Central Committee U.S. Washington Office

Mennonite Palestine Israel Network

Methodist Federation for Social Action

National Council of Churches

On Earth Peace

Palestine Legal

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Project South

Quaker Palestine Israel Network

Reconstructionist Rabbinical Association

The Red Nation

Reformed Church in America

Tree of Life Educational Fund

United Church of Christ

United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network

United Methodist General Board of Church and Society

United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME)

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights


Defense for Children International - Palestine (DCIP) is a local, independent Palestinian human rights organization committed to securing a just and viable future for Palestinian children in the Occupied Palestinian Territory.