Endorsing organizations

On November 14, 2017, members of Congress introduced a bill in the House to prevent U.S. tax dollars from paying for human rights violations against Palestinian children during the course of Israeli military detention.

The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act or H.R. 4391 requires the Secretary of State to certify annually that no funds obligated or expended in the previous year by the United States for assistance to Israel have been used to support the ill-treatment of Palestinian children detained by Israeli forces from the occupied West Bank. The legislation leaves financial assistance already committed in place.

Below is a list of organizations and institutions that have endorsed H.R. 4391.

Endorsing organizations

American Friends Service Committee

American Muslims for Palestine

Amnesty International USA

Arab American Institute

Center for Constitutional Rights

Church World Service

Churches for Middle East Peace


Defense for Children International - Palestine

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Friends of Sabeel North America

Global Ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and United Church of Christ

Institute for Policy Studies, New Internationalism Project

Jewish Voice for Peace

Mennonite Central Committee

National Council of Churches

Presbyterian Church (USA)

Tree of Life Educational Fund (TOLEF)

Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East (UUJME)

United Methodist General Board of Church and Society

United Methodists for Kairos Response (UMKR)

US Campaign for Palestinian Rights

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF)


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.