TEHRAN (Iran News) – While the world was and is still condemning Israel’s crimes against Palestinians and massive protests are held in any part of the world and even in the Occupied Lands (Israel), amid the Zionists’ crimes, the U.S. rewarded this killer regime with bonus for its crimes against the Palestinians.
The American newspaper The Washington Post reported that the U.S. government approved the sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to the Israeli regime, citing sources in the U.S. Congress. The Congress was officially informed of the proposed sale on May 5, the daily said, days before the Israeli regime launched an all-out aggression on Palestine. This happens while the world expected the Biden Administration to reverse the decision for selling the arms to Israel which had been agreed during the Donald Trump Administration.
The proposed weapons sale is related to Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS) that transforms so-called “dumb” bombs into precision-guided missiles, which the Israel regime has reportedly used on several occasions in the past.
Washington Post said some U.S. Democrats want to know the details of the proposed arms sale, as they believe its timing may be used as leverage.
According to the report, once the Congress receives formal notification from the Biden administration about the sale, lawmakers would have 20 days to object with a nonbinding resolution of disapproval.
It comes at a time when Palestine has been reeling under an unprecedented military aggression from the occupying regime, with the resistance front retaliating forcefully, exposing cracks in the Israeli regime’s defense infrastructure.
The latest escalation was triggered earlier this month by the Israeli regime forces who forced Palestinian families to vacate their homes in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of East Jerusalem, followed by violent onslaught on worshipers at the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
After the Palestinian resistance movement retaliated, the occupying regime fired a barrage of missiles targeting civilian areas in the besieged territory, including high-rise buildings housing residential apartments and media houses.
The death toll from the Israeli regime attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip has jumped to 200, the Palestinian Health Ministry said Monday.
Biden and some of his Democratic colleagues have insisted that Israel has the right to defend itself, even though an overwhelming evidence points to Israeli regime’s disproportionate attacks on Palestine.
The controversial sale has caught some U.S. lawmakers off guard. One of them, quoted in the Washington Post story, says there is “zero transparency” on the House Foreign Affairs Committe with “sensitive deals” being “regularly approved without scrutiny”.
The deal is likely to lead to further divisions in the Democratic Party ranks as some lawmakers are mounting pressure on the Biden administration to take action in the face of Israeli regime’s relentless aggression on Palestinians.
“This is happening with the support of the United States,” Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez said on Saturday in reference to Israeli airstrikes. “The US vetoed the UN call for ceasefire. If the Biden admin can’t stand up to an ally, who can it stand up to? How can they credibly claim to stand for human rights?
Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib said Israel is bombing the international media so the world can’t see its war crimes against the people of Palestine, in reaction to an airstrike on a building housing media offices in Gaza.
“Israel targeting media sources is so the world can’t see Israel’s war crimes led by the apartheid-in-chief Netanyahu. It’s so the world can’t see the killing of babies, children and their parents. It’s so the world can’t see Palestinians being massacred,” she tweeted on Saturday.
Now with this pro-Israeli gesture from Israel how the world, the Palestinians and Muslims can trust this killer regime and the current ceasefire. The U.S. verbally and practically has shown its ardent support to the Zionists and the Palestinians have no choice but struggle and continuing their intifada till the moment occupier regime is thrown out of their lands.
Now as the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has called for all-out support of Muslim states for the Palestinians in their fight against the Zionists, all Muslims should come to the help of Palestinians through financial and military equipment aids in order that the Palestinians can boost their defensive and attacking power against the Zionists. As the Supreme Leader In separate messages to Palestinian Resistance leaders called the struggle against the occupiers of Palestine a resistance against oppression and arrogance. And he reiterated, “Palestinians will be victorious and purify the holy land from the filth of usurpers.”
So countdown for the victory of the Palestinians has begun and unity among Muslims and their material and spiritual supports.