Anaheim Man Sues John Kerry and Chuck Hagel For Aiding Israeli Bombing Of Gaza

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A Palestinian native who lives in Orange County is suing U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to "cease all military aid to all Israelis and the Israeli government" and to deny Israeli military officers U.S. entry by declaring "them persona non grata."

Akram Abusharar, a licensed attorney in Michigan though he lives and works in Anaheim, paid a $400 fee and filed his lawsuit on Aug. 5 inside the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.

According to Abusharar, Israeli military forces maliciously bombed his family's home in the Gaza Strip within the week while using "weapons provided" to the Israeli armed forces by Kerry and Hagel.

"Plaintiff and his family have suffered at the hands of the Israeli army over the years," the complaint states. "His brother was killed when he was 16 in 1988 by the Israeli army. His family of over 30 people was nearly killed in the explosion this past week. His father passed away as a result of the siege in Gaza because he could not obtain the proper medical treatment in April 2014. Many other homes in the area have been bombed and destroyed."

Abusharar believes Kerry and Hagel have repeatedly violated laws including the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, a measure he says bans military equipment transfers to nations that grossly violate human rights.

"It is clear from the constant attacks from Israel to the Gaza Strip, killing thousands of civilians, including women and young children are violations of human rights," he wrote. "The Human Rights Report released by the defendant Department of State specifically details the human rights violations committed by Israel against the Palestinian civilians. Yet, the defendants continue to provide military aid to Israel in direct violation of the Leahy Law. There is no reason that Israel should be targeting family homes. These actions constitute human rights violations, which mean that the defendants should cease all assistance."

Court officials in Orange County sent a 60-day summons requesting that Kerry and Hagel reply to the complaint.

According to Abusharar's colleagues, the plaintiff was not available for comment to OC Weekly this morning due to an unrelated court appearance.

A trial date has not yet been selected, but the case is assigned to U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford.

According to an Aug. 5 New York Times report, death toll figures for the most recent conflict in Gaza are difficult to determine with Palestinian hospital officials saying the number is 1,865--including more than 500 kids, women and senior citizens, while a United Nations study states the number 1,814. Israeli officials are suggesting an entirely different total, claiming they've only killed 900 "terrorists," according to the Times.

Abusharar's website, AbushararLaw.com, notes he specializes in immigration law and in the past worked for an international immigration non-profit organization called Access.

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SpottedDick
SpottedDick

The murderous Zionist pigs are War Criminals.

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

both the quran and the hamas charter of 1988 call for there never to be peace with non believers


tell you what ahab



you denounce and get rid of those first and then we will discuss Israel  

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

then he might want to call on his fellow Hamazzz holes


to stop attacking Israel with rockets deployed form hospitals and schools etc



taidodinh
taidodinh

middle eastern peoples r rude n they smell really bad 

Xander Lombardo
Xander Lombardo

Joseph forth your a typical orange county Jew that should know that genocide has been going on for 60 years and that's a fact, or maybe you already learned that in Hebrew school

Ambadnya Rohitsinh Kajrolkar
Ambadnya Rohitsinh Kajrolkar

HAMAS TUNNELS?, ISRAEL'S FUNNEL! ALL IN NAME OF #PAIDNEWS... THEY BOTH LIE2DIE NOW ON #GENOCIDAL PATH... ... JUST LIKE #रावण genocide his family members... before his FIAT- END!?! LETS PRAY (SALUTE) THE #BENEVOLENT PEOPLE THERE, GET #JESUS LIKE STRENGTH & HONOUR... WHILE GUARDING #HUMANITY IN #EDENGARDEN GAZA!! ;-) A sobering summary of Israel's campaign against Hamas in the Gaza strip. LINK: http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.607580.1406536924!/image/2320157484.jpg THIS FIRE-TRIANGLE CAN BE STOPPED!!!, SUPPRESS DOLLAR #FUEL TO #ISRAEL #ASAP!!! #SOS!!!... SAY #AMEN! 108% *** http://stoptheblankcheck.org/ # UN support to #israel goes far beyond the $8 million per day in #financial #aid that we give it. #Israel and its #partisans largely #decree what #WORLD #taxpayers give them: massive amounts of #money, American #weaponry and #technology, #trade #benefits, #UN vetoes, special #treatment for its #lobby, letting it off the hook when it #spies ( lifi-digital tv, sns-fb, whatsapp, etc ) on us and # steals # important #resources. There is never any #debate over the #massive #financial aid given to #Israeli, and when it asks for even more money on top of its already huge annual #allotment which it #frequently does our WORLD #politicians, under enormous #pressure by wealthy campaign #donors ( #RIL'Y ) and lobbying #organizations,give it to them... ...again without #public debate or #questioning. Even when Israel commits #massacres, tries to #sink a #USNavy ship, #kills WORLD PEOPLE, #violates STATES #laws, and #ignores #Presidential #statements, our politicians gives Israel massive amounts of our #tax #money. ALSO: #JPM2USA #AMBANIS2INDIA http://www.write2kill.in/blog/legal-notice-on-gas-wars-is-a-slapp-assault-on-democratic-rights.html #HARIOM #SRIRAM #AMBADNYA ।।ऊँ अनिरुध्दवरदाय श्रीशिवगंगागौरये नम: ।।

taidodinh
taidodinh

he lucky to be here in usa i just wish both side die more the jews n hamas i want to see in thousands like 50000 die hurry kill kill

Nabil Nathie
Nabil Nathie

Or you for being stupid and letting your TV think for you

Brainwashed_in_church
Brainwashed_in_church topcommenter

I'm going to have to ask Pastor Rick Warren what my opinion should be about this.

Joseph Forth
Joseph Forth

Perhaps he should sue Hamas for using women and children as shields.

Fargo Solaymon
Fargo Solaymon

This is fascinating. And it's legit. I'll definitely check back to see how it unfolds. The las time something like it's happened was when the MLK family sued the government for assassination. And they won.

whateveryousay
whateveryousay topcommenter

What an idiot.  Both sides of that conflict are being absolute douches to their own people.  

One side vows to completely destroy Israel and kill Jews worldwide and the other side view their neighbor as less than human.  Sadly, factions on both sides do not want peace.  I hope the rational people can get the hell out of there. 

gm0622
gm0622

OK, he has the right to protest and file a useless lawsuit.

However, the palestinians started lobbing the rockets into Israel before the Israeli Defence Force returned fire.

Something about a nation protecting its' citizens against terrorist attacks comes to mind..

Oh yeah; America, Marines, and Tripoli. That is what I was thinking.

bartenderatbrodies
bartenderatbrodies

This terrorist not only needs to be burnt out of house and home but deported.

Mercenary
Mercenary

If he is a "typical orange county Jew" that makes him far more educated, hard working, and intelligent than you. If you spent half the time getting an education as you do looking in the mirror you might end up being useful instead of being a prissy little pretty boy.

Mercenary
Mercenary

Step away from the crack pipe speedy

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@bartenderatbrodies 

As an American, I treasure my right to protest. You would seek to deny him that right through violence because he is on the "wrong" side of a political argument. Excuse me, but who is the "terrorist" again?

sweetliberty17761776
sweetliberty17761776 topcommenter

@Mercenary


I have concluded the same


the jews as much as any group have suffered at the hands of ignorants forever


and YET have become as successful or more than many of the insecure s cu m 


that would try and shut them down



good job to the jews I say


good job!!!

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishwithoutbicycle @fishingblues @bartenderatbrodies


I agree that he shouldn't be threatened with violence.  (Where is it stated that he was threatened?)


I don't believe a non-citizen should have the same rights as a citizen.  He is taking advantage of our legal system. 


If it is allowed to proceed, he should be held liable for ALL costs should he lose.  (I can't see any way he can win.)

nickrud
nickrud

@fishingblues @fishwithoutbicycle @bartenderatbrodies


Sorry fishingblues but the Constitution doesn't agree with you.


Every amendment in the Bill of Rights uses the words people or person when enumerating those rights, not the word citizen. 


The Founding Fathers saw you coming.

fishwithoutbicycle
fishwithoutbicycle topcommenter

@fishingblues @fishwithoutbicycle @bartenderatbrodies 

I was referring to the statement bartenderatbrodies made about how Abusharar "needs to be burnt out of house and home". I call that a pretty clear threat of violence.


I find it a little strange how a non-citizen is bound to follow our laws and yet at the same time they are not entitled to any rights under those same laws.


I guess the courts will have to determine the lawsuit's validity and who will ultimately be responsible for the costs in the end.

lbguy2007
lbguy2007

@fishwithoutbicycle Reminds me of the lawsuit filed against Caterpillar for selling tractors to Israel for use by the Israel Defense Forces.  An American girl was run over by a D9 dozer after standing in front of it.  Her family and a few Palestinians argued that Cat sold the tractors to the government knowing that they would be used in a manner that would violate international law.


The final decision boiled down to the fact that separation-of-powers principles prevented any kind of relief.  The government gave the tractors to Israel as part of military aid.  It therefore presented a "political question" that was outside the purview of the courts.  Even the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of the case.  

I suspect the same will happen here.  

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