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Biden Puts Arms Shipment to Israel on Hold Amid Dispute Over Rafah Attack

Posted on AllSides May 8th, 2024
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Middle East, United States, Israel, Bombs
Amir Cohen/Reuters

President Biden paused an arms shipment to Israel last week to prevent the U.S.-made weapons from being used in a long-threatened assault on the city of Rafah, administration officials said on Tuesday night, a sign of the growing rift between the United States and Israel over the conduct of the war.

The president withheld 1,800 2,000-pound bombs and 1,700 500-pound bombs that he feared could be dropped on Rafah, where more than one million Gazans have taken refuge, the officials said. The administration is reviewing whether to hold back future...

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