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US Congress is suppressing Gaza ceasefire calls, say interns and fellows

A group of 140 interns and fellows on Capitol Hill have signed a letter to Congress slamming senior staff and US lawmakers for suppressing demands for a ceasefire in Gaza.

In a letter shared with Middle East Eye on Tuesday, the group of congressional interns said they could no longer stay silent on the growing calls for a ceasefire both within the halls of Congress as well as among the American public.

"While we refrain from telling our bosses how to do their jobs, as congressional interns and fellows, we owe it to the American people to expose the patent malpractice of Congress," the letter said.

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Interns, fellows on Capitol Hill say US Congress suppressing Gaza ceasefire calls

Demonstrators sing as they walk out of Hart Senate Office Building after a prayer gathering for a ceasefire in the war in Gaza on Capitol Hill on 9 November in Washington DC.