The United States of America has approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel. The decision was taken by the administration of President Joe Biden, as Gaza continues to be bombarded by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF), The Washington Post reported.
The move has raised red flags for some House Democrats who are part of the shifting debate over the U.S. government’s support for the Israeli government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
US Congress was officially notified of the proposed sale on 5 May, three people based on Capitol Hill familiar with the notification told my colleague Karoun Demirjian and me.
Ongoing Israeli airstrikes have left nearly 200 Palestinians dead and sparked worldwide calls for diplomatic action. The crisis is the worst since a 2014 Hamas-Israeli war that lasted nearly two months.