Middle East

US Senate rejects resolution on Israeli human rights violations in Gaza, military aid

The US Senate has overwhelmingly rejected a proposed resolution that would have made military aid to Israel conditional to whether the regime is committing human rights violations in its war against the besieged Gaza Strip.

The resolution put forward by Senator Bernie Sanders failed to pass on Wednesday with 11 votes in favor and 72 votes against it, effectively killing the motion.

“We must ensure that US aid is being used in accordance with human rights and our own laws,” Sanders said in a speech before the vote.

He went on to say that the vote was “necessary because of the scale of destruction in Gaza,” describing Israel’s operations in Gaza as a “humanitarian catastrophe.”

He also stressed that Israel does not have a right to use military assistance from the United States to go to war against the entire Palestinian people.

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