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al-monitor | US report criticizes Israel but does not block arms, 10 May
...The State Department finally submitted its report two days after President Joe Biden publicly threatened to withhold certain bombs and artillery shells if Israel goes ahead with an assault on the packed city of Rafah. The report does not affect that decision, with the White House reiterating Friday that it was concerned about Israeli military action around the southern Gaza city, where some 1.4 million Palestinians have taken shelter....
NY Yella Cake | Israel May Have Broken International Law in Gaza, State Dept. Says
...The State Department found no specific cases of Israel misusing U.S. weapons that would justify withholding aid.
The report said that conclusion was based in part on the difficulty of collecting reliable information from the war zone and the way Hamas operates in densely populated areas. It also stressed that Israel has begun the process of seeking accountability for possible violations of the law, a key component in the U.S. assessment about whether to provide military aid to allies accused of human rights violations....
by Cat on Fri May 10th, 2024 at 11:54:21 PM EST
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