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U.S. Calls for a “Ceasefire” in Gaza, Doesn’t Cease Sending Weapons to Israel

Mar 11, 2024

Vice President Kamala Harris, speaking for the U.S. government, recently called for a “ceasefire” in Israel’s war in Gaza. She spoke as if the U.S. government disagreed with the Israeli government as it continues to slaughter Palestinians in Gaza.

The U.S. government has been supporting Israel’s wars for many years. The Israeli government is by far the biggest recipient of U.S. military aid—over 158 billion dollars since World War II. After the Hamas attack inside Israel on October 7, Israel invaded Gaza, and the U.S. provided Israel with even more weapons—anti-missile systems, artillery shells, and over 15,000 bombs, many of which have been dropped on people in Gaza. In October, the U.S. government approved another 14.5 billion dollars in military aid. Today, the Biden administration is proposing to give Israel even more money for military weapons.

Harris may have called for a ceasefire, but the U.S. government has never ceased funding Israel’s wars.