Bernie Sanders says Israel shouldn't receive 'another nickel' in US military aid

By Olivia Smith | May 13, 2024

International law,

Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont, expressed his belief that Israel should not be granted "another nickel" in U.S. military assistance, regardless of the conclusions presented in a recent State Department report.
 

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"Any objective observer knows Israel has broken international law, it has broken American law, and in my view, Israel should not be receiving another nickel in U.S. military aid," Sanders said in an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press." "Look the facts are quite clear. Hamas is a terrible disgusting terrorist organization that began this war. Though what Israel has done over the last seven months has not just gone to war against Hamas, it has gone to war against the entire Palestinian people. And results have been absolutely catastrophic."
 

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His comments were prompted by the U.S. State Department's criticism of Israel's utilization of U.S.-provided weaponry, highlighting concerns that it may be "inconsistent" in "mitigating civilian harm" in the war in Gaza.