Dozens of White House interns have signed a letter supporting Palestinians and calling for a cease-fire in Gaza.
The push contrasts the Biden administration's official response supporting Israel's self-defense over the Oct. 7 attacks.
White House interns rebel against Biden with pro-Palestinian letter demanding cease-fire https://t.co/4n1QIrCc93
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 6, 2023
"We, the undersigned Fall 2023 White House and Executive Office of the President interns, will no longer remain silent on the ongoing genocide of the Palestinian people," the interns’ letter begins. "We are Palestinian, Jewish, Arab, Muslim, Christian, Black, Asian, Latine, White, and Queer.
"We heed the voices of the American people and call on the Administration to demand a permanent cease-fire," the letter continues. "We are not the decision makers of today, but we aspire to be the leaders of tomorrow, and we will never forget how the pleas of the American people have been heard and thus far, ignored."
A group of White House interns join a growing list of administration officials applying internal pressure to President Biden to call for a permanent cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. https://t.co/GPn1p22ZAV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 6, 2023
"The writers, like those at other agencies who have sent similar missives in recent weeks, declined to sign their names to the letter," NBC News reported.
"Instead, they identified themselves by offices — including the Executive Office of the President, the Office of the Vice President and the Domestic Policy Council," it continued.
The move follows numerous pro-Palestinian protests across the U.S. and worldwide since the October attacks that killed over 1,200 Israelis.
Israel has since taken the fight into Gaza, working to stop Hamas and retrieve over 240 hostages taken during the conflict.
Some hostages have been released in exchanges but over 130 remain as the IDF continues its operations.
The White House letter adds to the controversy, sending a divisive message to the world over the Biden administration's support of Israel