White House authorizes fresh shipment of bombs for Israel

The Cradle, April 4, 2024 —

Washington has quietly flooded Israel with weapons since October, despite public proclamations of ‘discontent’ with the ongoing genocide of Palestinians.

The US government this week authorized a new transfer of over 1,000 500-pound MK82 bombs and 1,000 small-diameter bombs to Israel, according to several sources who spoke with CNN.

The authorization was reportedly issued on 1 April, hours before the Israeli army bombed a humanitarian convoy three consecutive times in the Gaza Strip, killing seven foreign aid workers.

Global outrage followed this attack, which came after more than 190 aid workers in Gaza and the West Bank had already been killed in nearly six months of a genocidal war waged by Tel Aviv. Moreover, 14,500 children and over 9,000 women have been massacred by the Israeli army since October.

Despite constant reports in western media about “frustrations” and “anger” within the White House over the brutality unleashed in Gaza, US President Joe Biden has clearly stated that military assistance for Israel has no red lines.

Last week, the White House gave the green light for the sale of 50 F-15 fighter jets to Israel, in a deal expected to be worth more than $18 billion. While the warplanes are not expected to arrive in Israel until 2029, the deal comes at a time when Tel Aviv has markedly increased its provocations against Iran and is threatening to “expand” the war against Lebanon.

Since 7 October, Washington has quietly made more than 100 foreign military sales to Israel without congressional approval.

The US government has also stepped in to defend Israel against genocide accusations at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and cut funds for one year to the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in response to a discredited Israeli smear campaign.

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