Wed. Jul 24th, 2024

US President Joe Biden has made shocking remarks about the bombs supplied by the United States to Israel, asserting that they were used to kill Palestinian civilians.

Biden added during an interview with CNN. The. “Civilians have been killed in Gaza as a result of these and other targeted population centers.”

Biden stressed that if Israel enters the city of Rafah, the United States will not provide it with weapons historically used to deal with this problem, noting that Israel will not get their support if it enters the population centers in Rafah.

“The United States will continue to provide defensive weapons to Israel, to make sure it is safe with respect to Iron Dome and its ability to respond to attacks that have recently been launched from the Middle East,” Biden said.

It is noteworthy that the United States suspended sending an arms shipment to Israel, including heavy bombs used by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, to launch a military attack on the Palestinian city of Rafah despite President Biden’s objections.

The shipment, which has been suspended to Israel, includes 1,800 bombs weighing 2,000 pounds (907 kilograms) and 1,700 bombs weighing 500 pounds (about 227 kilograms) each, according to US officials.

The shipments were part of an earlier approved shipment and not part of a recent additional $95 billion aid package approved by the U.S. Congress in April.

At a Senate hearing, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said the US had backed away from providing “near-term security assistance” to Israel in light of the events in Rafah, stressing the importance of protecting civilians on the battlefield.

A U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the U.S. decision to halt the delivery of heavy bombs was due to fear of “the end use of bombs weighing two thousand pounds in densely populated urban areas as we have seen in other parts of Gaza.”

 

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