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U.S. Biden Authorizes Weapons Worth Billions to Israel Amidst Gaza Conflict

U.S. Biden Authorizes Weapons Worth Billions to Israel Amidst Gaza Conflict
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The Biden administration has reportedly authorized a significant military aid package to Israel. The package includes the transfer of billions of dollars worth of bombs and fighter jets, despite concerns over potential military offensives in Gaza that could impact civilian lives.

The new arms deal, which includes more than 1,800 MK84 2,000-pound bombs and 500 MK82 500-pound bombs, comes at a time when the U.S. and Israeli governments are navigating a complex relationship due to differing views on the Gaza conflict². The Biden administration's decision underscores its commitment to Israel's right to defend itself, a stance that has remained consistent despite the growing rift over Gaza.

This authorization has sparked debate within the U.S., with some Democrats and Arab American groups calling for a reassessment of military support to Israel. They argue that such aid may give Israel a sense of impunity in its actions against Hamas. However, the White House has maintained that conditioning aid is not in line with its policy, emphasizing continued support for Israel's defense. As the world watches the unfolding events, the implications of this arms transfer will be closely monitored by both proponents and critics alike.