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US must end complicity in Israel's horrific war in Gaza: Sen. Sanders

A Palestinian girl inspects the damage in the rubble of a building in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on February 12, 2024. (AFP photo)

US Senator Bernie Sanders says Washington cannot continue to be complicit in Israel’s horrific war in the Gaza Strip, while the whole world is watching. 

"The whole world is watching. Netanyahu is starving the children of Gaza. We cannot be complicit in this atrocity,” Sanders said in a video message on X.

"I cannot find words to describe how horrific the situation is and could become."

He said that “hundreds of thousands of children are starving and lack clean drinking water.”

“The United Nations says the entire population of Gaza is at imminent risk of famine and some 378,000 people are starving right now.”

Earlier this month, the senator called on Congress to hold back more than $10 billion in military funding for Israel, warning it would be used to fund the regime’s “grossly disproportionate” and “immoral” war in Gaza.  

The senator also said that people in the United States “must understand that Israel’s war against the Palestinian people has been significantly waged with US bombs, artillery shells, and other forms of weaponry.”

“And the results have been catastrophic.”

Sanders's latest remarks on X came hours after the United States vetoed the latest attempt at the UN Security Council to demand an immediate humanitarian cease-fire in Gaza.

It was the third time that the Joe Biden administration used a US veto at the council to block such a resolution since Israel started its war in Gaza in early October.

The move sparked widespread criticism from Washington’s rivals and allies alike.

The Biden administration has poured more than 10,000 tons of military hardware into Israel's war machine, which has so far killed more than 29,000 people in the coastal enclave. 

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