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Biden's funding for Israel's massacre of Palestinians can never be justified

6 20 10

So adamant is the US assertion about Israel's "right to defend itself" that President Joe Biden has approved a $735 million arms deal for the settler-colonial state, at the height of its latest military offensive against the Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The sale is related to precision bombs, a technology of which Israel boasts but never really gets right in Gaza. Civilian infrastructure always figures high on the list of targets, with the resultant "collateral damage" of hundreds of Palestinian children, women, and men killed and wounded.

There is no difference in Biden's approach compared with that of his predecessor Donald Trump, except that the former seeks to justify his actions — and inaction in terms of protecting innocent civilians and their rights — by citing the two-state "solution". Although dead in the water, "two states" emphasises human rights rhetoric, but it is a framework for the annihilation of Palestinian rights, which suits Washington. Keeping in mind that the $3.8 billion of aid that the US pays to Israel every year is not dependent on the occupation state improving its appalling human rights record, Biden's latest largesse strengthens Israel's........

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