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Beastly Boy

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Tue Mar 26, 2024, 07:54 AM Mar 26

Israel using weapons in line with international law, not blocking Gaza aid, says US [View all]

The US has deemed Israel to be in compliance with a new national security memorandum after it received a written assurance from Jerusalem that it is using American weapons in line with international law and is not blocking humanitarian assistance in Gaza.

This assurance came last week via a “credible high-level official who has the ability and authority to make decisions and commitments about the issues at the heart of the assurances,” State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said, referring to the letter sent by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

“These assurances are prospective, but of course, our view of them is informed by our ongoing assessments of Israel’s conduct in the war in Gaza,” Miller said during a press briefing.

“We’ve had ongoing assessments of Israel’s compliance with international humanitarian law. We have not found them to be in violation, either when it comes to the conduct of the war or the provision of humanitarian assistance. We view those assurances through that ongoing work we have done,” he said.

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Glad to hear Israel is following international law. I didn't doubt they were. jimfields33 Mar 26 #1
Sooo angrychair Mar 26 #2
The assessment comes from a "credible high-level official who has the ability and authority to make decisions", Beastly Boy Mar 26 #3
Yes, I know angrychair Mar 26 #4
He wasn't "citing" the letter sent by the Israeli defense minister, he was "referring" to it. Beastly Boy Mar 26 #5
How could we possibly know? angrychair Mar 26 #10
Are you suggesting that the US cannot possibly know the outcomes of their own assessments? Beastly Boy Mar 26 #11
I don't consider angrychair Mar 26 #13
You think we don't have assets? Mountainguy Mar 26 #23
I guess "legal" bombs, artillery shells, and bullets are harmless. Ping Tung Mar 26 #6
As per US, Israel is in compliance with international law. Beastly Boy Mar 26 #7
I'm just replying to the idiotic assertion that killing is "legal" and "humanitarian". Ping Tung Mar 26 #8
No, you are replying to an assessment of the State Department. Beastly Boy Mar 26 #12
I remember all too well when the State Dept, the presidents, and congress Ping Tung Mar 26 #14
You are still replying to a State department assessment. Beastly Boy Mar 26 #15
Deflecting from what? Ping Tung Mar 26 #16
Deflecting from the current dpartment of State assessment, which is the subject of the OP. Beastly Boy Mar 26 #18
You say that the State Department says that killing and starving people agrees with International Law. Ping Tung Mar 26 #19
This is not what I say. But I am getting a feeling that I can use my time more productively than Beastly Boy Mar 26 #20
Yes, I believe you can put your time to Better use.. Cha Mar 26 #22
But what does Hamas and Al Jazeera say? nt LexVegas Mar 26 #9
Such a fucking stupid situation. We're supplying Israel with bombs while feeding their targets. Goodheart Mar 26 #17
Are we feeding Hamas? Beastly Boy Mar 26 #21
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