Hundreds of Elected Officials Across the Globe Call for Slashing Weapons Sales to Israel

Over 200 Members of Parliament put their names on a letter pushing for their governments to implement a prohibition on weapons sales to Israel. 

The letter was crafted by Progressive International and signed on  March 1, 2024, the MPs indicated that they refuse to be involved in “Israel’s grave violation of international law” in Gaza. 

The organizers believe that certain governments providing weapons to the Israeli military could be held legally accountable, due to the scale of death and destruction being brought about in Gaza. The individuals who signed the letter are all Members of Parliament of countries that provide Israel with military aid. 

Nine are current or former party leaders, which includes the former British Labor Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

The Australian Green Party leader, Larissa Waters, and other MPs from Canada, France, Belgium, and other countries signed the letter. Congresswomen Cori Bush and Rashida Tlaib were the only American signatories of the letter . 

“An arms embargo has moved beyond a moral necessity to become a legal requirement,” the MPs declared. 

“Any transfer of weapons or ammunition to Israel that would be used in Gaza is likely to violate international humanitarian law and must cease immediately. We know that lethal weapons and their parts, made or shipped through our countries, currently aid the Israeli assault on Palestine that has claimed over 30,000 lives across Gaza and the West Bank,” the letter continued. 

It’s sad that wacko progressives from the American “The Squad” are calling for a halt to military aid to Israel. There should be more members of the reasonable Right — paleoconservatives, libertarians, nationalists, etc. — that stand against this slaughter and start calling for the US to cut off all aid to Israel and make it fend for itself on the world stage.

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