US to resupply Israel with new ammunition: Report

US to resupply Israel with new ammunition: Report
Thu Jul 31, 2014 09:31:53

No sooner than the White House condemned the shelling of a United Nations-operated school in Gaza on Wednesday did news break that the Pentagon will supply the Israeli military with new ammunition to further their campaign on the war-ravaged city.

That afternoon, CNN reported that the United States military will be honoring a request from Israel for assistance in the midst of their weeks-long campaign against Hamas resistance group in Gaza.

According to the network, Pentagon officials have confirmed that the US will honor a request from Israel for several types of ammunition, including 120mm mortar rounds and 40mm ammunition for grenade launchers. The exchange will not be an emergency sale, the unnamed officials said, and is coming from a stockpile of weapons maintained by the US in Israel worth more than $1 billion.

Only moments beforehand, however, the White House officially spoke out against an attack attributed to Israel from earlier that day on an UN Relief and Works Agency school in Gaza’s Jabaliya refugee camp. Officials in Gaza say the shelling killed at least 15 and wounded 90 others, and is but the latest strike waged by Israel in a war against Hamas that continues to claim the lives of Palestinian civilians caught in the crossfire.

“The United States condemns the shelling of a UNRWA school in Gaza, which reportedly killed and injured innocent Palestinians – including children – and UN humanitarian workers,” Bernadette Meehan, a spokesperson for US President Barack Obama’s National Security Council, said in a statement.

The White House neglected to blame Israel by name for the attack, but both a military spokesperson and a lieutenant colonel in Israel war ministry admitted the nation’s role in the offensive to New York Times journalists reporting from Gaza on Wednesday.

Last week, the UN Human Rights Council agreed to investigate the “widespread, systematic and gross violations of international human rights and fundamental freedoms” that have been attributed to Israel since their latest campaign on Gaza launched on June 13. Twenty-nine countries approved the motion, with the US being the only abstainer.

As Israel’s operation escalated through the weekend, on Monday the UN Security Council finally called for this regime "to accept and fully implement the humanitarian cease-fire into the Eid period and beyond." Just two days later, the Pentagon will reportedly now re-supply Zionists with additional ammunition.


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