U.S. Says Israel Violated The Law

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(PatriotNewsDaily.com) – On Monday, officials claimed that the State Department has not had any discussions with the government of Israel despite finding that at least five of its military units have been part of human rights violations. 

The State Department specifically stated that the violations are related to the military operations of Israel among communities of Palestinians in the West Bank and had occurred before the most recent war by Israel against Hamas in Gaza, which started after the October 7th, 2023 attack. However, the hesitancy by the State Department to take action shows how challenging the current position for the Biden administration is as it has to balance being an Israel military partner and the recent accusations against Israel over its violations of international humanitarian law. 

The federal Leahy law stated that the U.S. government is forbidden from providing foreign militaries any weapons if they are found to be responsible for human rights abuses or are determined to have violated international law. 

On Monday, Vedant Patel, the State Department’s deputy spokesperson, claimed that currently, the administration was in compliance with the Leahy law, even though there are no restrictions on the military assistance it has provided the Middle Eastern country. 

Patel further noted that while the department has found that a handful of Israeli military units have been involved in human rights violations, they are currently speaking with the government of Israel to address these. He noted that they are expecting the country to remediate these instances. 

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