U.S. To Decide If Israel Has Followed Law During War in Gaza

President Joe Biden | Image by Megan Varner/Getty Images
President Joe Biden | Image by Megan Varner/Getty Images

The Associated Press is reporting that “facing heat over its military support for Israel’s war, the Biden administration is due to deliver a first-of-its-kind formal verdict this week on whether the airstrikes on Gaza and restrictions on delivery of aid have violated international and U.S. laws designed to spare civilians from the worst horrors of war.

“A decision against close ally Israel would add to pressure on President Joe Biden to curb the flow of weapons and money to Israel’s military. The Democratic administration took one of the first steps in that direction in recent days, when it paused a shipment of 3,500 bombs out of concern over Israel’s threatened offensive on Rafah, a southern city crowded with more than a million Palestinians, a senior administration official said.”

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