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Sending US Weapons to Israel is Illegal, Lawmakers Say

According to US Democratic lawmakers, providing weapons to the “Israeli” regime is deemed illegal under existing law due to the occupation entity denying the US humanitarian aid into Gaza in the wake of a man made famine looming over Palestinian territory. 

“So long as Israel continues to restrict the entry of humanitarian aid into Gaza, the continued provision of U.S. security assistance to Israel would constitute a violation of existing U.S. law and must be restricted,” the letter to Biden by the lawmakers stated. 

The letter added, “Given the catastrophic and devolving humanitarian situation in Gaza, we urge you to enforce the Humanitarian Aid Corridor Act.”

The 1994 prohibits the US from providing military aid to any country “when it is made known to the President that the government of such country prohibits or otherwise restricts, directly or indirectly, the transport or delivery of United States humanitarian assistance.” 

However, the President holds the power to issue a waiver to allow shipments of military aid to continue. 

The letter probed that the occupation entity’s restriction on the delivery of humanitarian aid has made “Israel” “ineligible to receive continued U.S. weapons under Section 620I.”

However, this does not restrict sending weapons deemed as defensive, such as interceptors for the “Israeli” regime’s Iron Dome system. The ruling, however, does not approve the sending of US-supplied 2,000 bombs which has resulted in massive destruction in Gaza. 

Eight other senators have also warned President Biden that he must pressure Netanyahu’s government to allow humanitarian aid into Gaza or risk losing US military aid to the “Israeli” regime.

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