Support for Israel: 86 elected Democrats put pressure on Joe Biden

Support for Israel: 86 elected Democrats put pressure on Joe Biden
Support for Israel: 86 elected Democrats put pressure on Joe Biden

86 elected Democrats put pressure on Joe Biden

Posted today at 6:53 a.m. Updated 10 hours ago

Lawmakers express “grave concerns about the Israeli government’s conduct of the war in Gaza and its deliberate withholding of humanitarian aid” in a letter signed by 86 members of Congress delivered to the White House .

Israel’s restrictions on the delivery of Washington-backed humanitarian aid to Gaza “contribute to an unprecedented humanitarian catastrophe,” the letter said.

The signatories, including many elected representatives of the House of Representatives, ask the Democratic President to make it clear to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that any obstacle to the delivery of aid to Gaza “endangers his eligibility for a new offensive security assistance from the United States.

“Defensive financing”

However, they specify that Israeli anti-missile defense systems, such as the Iron Dome, must be excluded from this possible suspension of American aid. “We continue to strongly support providing life-saving defensive funding to Israel,” the letter warns.

Among the signatories to the letter are Democratic members of the Armed Services Committee and the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives.

Since the start of the war in Gaza, triggered by Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel on October 7, Joe Biden, in the midst of his campaign for his re-election to the White House, has been criticized for his unconditional support for Israel.

AFP

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