Tuesday 18 June 2024

Kamala Harris Will Host Screening Of Documentary On Hamas Sexual Violence

 Vice President Kamala Harris and her husband, Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff, are scheduled to host a screening of Sheryl Sandberg’s documentary “Screams Before Silence” — a 57-minute film about the extreme sexual violence perpetrated by Hamas terrorists on October 7, 2023.

Harris reportedly plans to deliver remarks on conflict-related sexual violence around the world — including places like Sudan and the Congo — at the White House at 4:30 p.m. ET, and a partial screening of Sandberg’s film will be a part of the event.

CNN anchor Dana Bash spoke with Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) about the event on Monday morning, referencing one of the Israeli women whose story is told in the documentary.

“Look, Amit’s story should make every human being sick. Sexual violence,” Bash said. “We know that Sheryl Sandberg documented those horrific stories so that the world could bear witness, ice out denialism. And yet denialism still exists. How do you combat that?”

“Well Dana, thanks for shining a spotlight on this. The primary way that we combat it is by doing exactly what you and I are doing here, and that’s making sure that we can shine a spotlight on the sexual and gender-based violence that Hamas perpetrated on its victims on October 7th, and that very likely, we know, are continuing to perpetrate that sexual violence,” Wasserman Schultz replied.

“And Sheryl Sandberg’s film is searing. But I’m really proud of the Vice President and the Second Gentleman for using the White House’s platform to make sure that the world knows that Hamas used sexual violence and continues to use it as a weapon of war, is violating women, Israeli women,” she added.

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