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US Raises Concerns Over Israel’s Use of American Arms in Gaza Conflict

US says Israel use of American arms likely violated intl law

The United States has raised concerns that Israel may have utilized American-supplied weaponry in manners that potentially breach international humanitarian law during the conflict in Gaza.

According to the State Department, it is reasonable to assume that US-provided arms have been employed in ways inconsistent with Israel’s obligations. However, the assessment is made with the acknowledgment of incomplete information.

The report, submitted to Congress after a delay, is the result of a White House-ordered review examining the use of US-supplied arms by Israel and six other nations engaged in conflicts since the beginning of the previous year.

While the report serves as a clear critique of certain Israeli military operations in Gaza, it refrains from definitively asserting that the Israel Defense Forces’ (IDF) campaign violated international law.

US says Israel’s use of American arms likely violated int’l law

Acknowledging Israel’s facing of an “extraordinary military challenge” against Hamas in Gaza, the report emphasizes that assurances from Israel regarding the lawful utilization of US weapons are credible and reliable, thereby allowing continued arms shipments.

However, it also highlights challenges in determining legitimate targets due to Hamas’s use of civilian infrastructure and human shields, which complicates efforts to mitigate civilian harm effectively.

The report underscores concerns raised by the UN and humanitarian organizations regarding the adequacy and effectiveness of Israeli measures to minimize civilian casualties.

It further notes that Israel initially did not fully cooperate with US efforts to facilitate humanitarian aid into Gaza during the early stages of the conflict, though this situation has since changed.

David Satterfield, a contributor to the report, described it as the first of its kind and emphasized ongoing US scrutiny of Israeli actions. He characterized the conflict as unprecedented and underscored the report’s candid yet credible assessment.

The report’s release follows public remarks by President Joe Biden, threatening to withhold specific military equipment from Israel if it proceeded with an assault on Rafah, a Hamas stronghold in Gaza.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, dismissed Biden’s warnings and asserted Israel’s determination to act independently if necessary. Despite escalating tensions, tens of thousands have fled Rafah, and Israeli forces have intensified operations in the area, further exacerbating the humanitarian crisis.

The conflict in Gaza erupted in response to Hamas’s attack on southern Israel in October, resulting in huge casualties and widespread destruction.

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