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U.S. Beefing Up Military Support to Israel; U.N. Expert Blasts “Selective Outrage” over Conflict

HeadlineOct 09, 2023

The U.S. said it will send more military aid and munitions to Israel, already the largest annual recipient of U.S. military funding. It will also bring military ships and aircraft closer to Israel. The U.N. special rapporteur on the Occupied Palestinian Territories blasted the “selective outrage” of many Western nations following the conflict’s outbreak, as they failed to recognize the ongoing violence against Palestinians. Francesca Albanese said, “Human rights organizations have said it all along that continuing to oppress a population with total impunity would lead to a catastrophe, and this is what is happening. … The responsibility is also on the international community which has one opportunity now to be wise and be even-handed.”

Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal is reporting Iran helped plan Hamas’s attack on Israel. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he has not seen any evidence to substantiate the claim.

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