Biden to droop supply of bombs and shells if Israel assaults Rafah | EUROtoday

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Pour Joe Biden, that is now an official pink line. In an interview with CNN, the American president declared on Wednesday that he would droop the supply of sure weapons to Israel within the occasion of a significant offensive by the Jewish state in Rafah. This is Biden's most direct menace to Benjamin Netanyahu thus far, whereas the United States is by far Israel's largest arms provider.

“If they enter Rafah, I will not deliver to them the weapons that have historically been used against cities,” Biden stated, talking particularly of sure bombs and artillery shells.

American bombs killed civilians

Last week, the American administration blocked a supply of two,000 kilos (907 kg) bombs, in all probability MK-84 or BLU-109 bombs, based on American media. “Civilians have been killed in Gaza because of these bombs,” Biden acknowledged, including: “It’s wrong. »

READ ALSO Gaza: facing the American Congress, Biden forced to decide against NetanyahuJoe Biden made a distinction between the Israeli army's current attacks against the “periphery” of Rafah, and a major offensive against “population centers”. He also assured that the United States would continue to ensure “Israel’s security” by offering the gear obligatory for the Jewish state’s anti-aircraft protection.

Negotiations proceed in Egypt

On Wednesday, the Israeli military continued to hold out bombings and “targeted” floor operations in Rafah. Seven months after the October 7 assault, the Israeli Prime Minister is threatening to launch a significant offensive in opposition to this metropolis the place greater than 1,000,000 Palestinians are refugees, as a way to deal a deadly blow to the armed brigades of Hamas.

At the identical time, an Israeli delegation continues to take part in negotiations in Cairo with a view to a doable truce. According to the WHO, there may be an emergency: hospitals in southern Gaza have solely three days of gas left and will “soon stop functioning”.