Which countries have stopped supplying arms to Israel? (Al Jazeera)

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    Which countries have stopped supplying arms to Israel? – By Al Jazeera and News Agencies (Al Jazeera) / Feb 15, 2024

    As civilian casualties continue to mount in Gaza, global calls for countries to halt arms sales to Israel grow.

    The United States Senate has approved a bill committing $14bn to support Israel’s war on Gaza this week.

    Even before the start of the war last October, the US firmly supported Israel with the supply of military equipment, contributing $3bn annually in military aid. Many other countries provide military support to Israel via arms sales.

    Civilian casualties continue to mount in Gaza – currently standing at more than 28,000 dead with thousands more trapped under rubble and presumed dead in just four months of bombardment and ground invasions. The rising death toll is prompting international condemnation from humanitarian and civil society groups in the form of statements, protests and lawsuits filed against countries alleged to be providing military support to Israel. Some countries are responding to this pressure.

    On Monday, the European Union foreign policy chief, Josep Borrell, commented on US President Joe Biden’s description of Israel’s response to the October 7 Hamas attacks as “over the top”. “Well, if you believe that too many people are being killed, maybe you should provide less arms in order to prevent so many people being killed,” Borrell told reporters.

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