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To send a political message to “Israel,” the United States holds a shipment of bombs

To send a political message to “Israel,” the United States holds a shipment of bombs

The delayed supplies include Boeing’s small-diameter tailplane kits for unguided bombs, intended to improve target accuracy.

  • A source reveals that the United States is blocking several shipments of weapons to
    An Israeli occupation tank moves away from the Gaza Strip, seen from the southern occupied territories, May 6, 2024. (P.A.)

Sources revealed to Policy that the administration of American President Joe Biden has been delaying several arms shipments to “Israel” for at least two weeks.

The site quotes a US official who said Tuesday that Washington intended to send a political message to “Israel” as it reiterated that it could not support an Israeli attack on Rafah, the border town, without a appropriate and realistic humanitarian strategy, which the Israelis ignored.

The delayed supplies include Boeing’s small-diameter tailplane kits for unguided bombs, intended to improve target accuracy, according to the source, who also mentioned that many direct commercial sales to “Israel” were being made. acceleration.

A halt to new sales would make it difficult for the occupation to restock previously used weapons.

First, the Biden administrator. seizes ship carrying American weapons to “Israel”

Quoting two Israeli officials, Axios reported two days ago that the Biden administration had detained a shipment of U.S.-made munitions intended for transfer to “Israel” — marking a first since October 7, Axios reported citing two Israeli officials.

Officials expressed that this raised major concerns within the Israeli cabinet and left them concerned about why it was withheld last week.

This comes as the Biden administration has expressed concerns over “Israel’s” invasion of Rafah, where more than a million displaced Palestinians have taken refuge after their forced displacement from Gaza.

It is worth mentioning that last February, Biden asked “Israel” to guarantee that its forces used American-made weapons in Gaza in accordance with international law, and the occupation signed a letter guaranteeing this in March although she took no action.

That being said, Netanyahu, in his statement on Sunday, marking Holocaust Remembrance Day, said: “If we must be alone, we will be alone.”

Last week, two informed sources reported that Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a “difficult” conversation with Netanyahu regarding the Rafah invasion, during which the former declared it “a major military operation” in Rafah would arouse public opposition from the United States and have a negative impact. ties.

A day later, White House spokesman John Kirby told reporters that “Israel” saw that Biden “was sincere” as he spoke about the possibility of changes in US policy regarding the war “if they moved forward with some sort of ground operation in Rafah. this does not take refugees into account.

Just this week, Democratic lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives urged Biden to consider suspending arms sales to the Israeli regime if he does not change his approach to its war in the Gaza Strip.

88 Democratic members of Congress signed and delivered a letter to the White House, saying Washington should take a tougher stance toward its Israeli ally. The lawmakers expressed “serious concerns about the Israeli government’s conduct of the war in Gaza with regard to the deliberate withholding of humanitarian aid.”