Incoming Biden Official called Palestinian suicide bombings ‘the last resort of a desperate people’
Reema Dodin, announced on Monday as a deputy director of the White House Office of Legislative Affairs for the incoming Biden administration, referred to Palestinian suicide bombings as “the last resort of a desperate people” during the Second Intifada in 2002.
Dodin graduated from the University of California in 2002 with a degree in economics and political science and received a law degree from the University of Illinois in 2006.
She has volunteered in support of Palestinians, including a occupation protest to demand the University of California divest from Israel in 2000.
According to the International Crisis Group, thirty suicide bombings killed 195 people in Jerusalem between 2000 and 2005.
“They say they want peace, but it’s a peace based on their rules,” Dodin previously said.
Dodin will be the first Palestinian-American to serve as a White House staffer, according to Palestinian media.
She is currently a volunteer for Biden’s transition team and serves as Deputy Chief of Staff for Sen. Dick Durbin. She also volunteered for the Obama campaign.
In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor in 1981, Dodin insisted on self-determination for Palestinians, but added that Jews and Arabs “must live together, and no political solution can cancel this.”