Amnesty Int: US should stop selling arms to Israel

Amnesty International is calling on the United States and other countries to stop selling arms to Israel.

“Israeli forces used white phosphorus and other weapons supplied by the USA to carry out serious violations of international humanitarian law, including war crimes. Their attacks resulted in the death of hundreds of children and other civilians and massive destruction of homes and infrastructure,” said Donatella Rovera in a Monday press release by the organization.

Rovera headed Amnesty International’s fact-finding mission to southern Israel and Gaza. The rights group also condemned the firing of rockets by Palestinian armed groups.

“At the same time, Hamas and other Palestinian armed groups fired hundreds of rockets that had been smuggled in or made of components from abroad at civilian areas in Israel. Though far less lethal than the weaponry used by Israel, such rocket firing also constitutes a war crime and caused several civilian deaths.”

To read the complete report, go here.