Forty Members of U.S. Congress Urge Biden to Cease Offensive Arms Supply to Israel - Letter | 6 April 2024 | Forty members of US Congress, including former US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have appealed with a joint letter to Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken to stop the transfer of offensive weapons to Israel after a deadly Israeli strike on World Central Kitchen's (WCK) humanitarian convoy in the Gaza Strip. "We write to express our shared concern and outrage regarding the recent Israeli airstrike which killed seven World Central Kitchen aid workers, including an American citizen. In light of this incident, we strongly urge you to reconsider your recent decision to authorize the transfer of a new arms package to Israel, and to withhold this and any future offensive arms transfers until a full investigation into the airstrike is completed," the letter read. The members of U.S. Congress also called on Washington to ensure that future military deliveries to Israel, including already authorized transfers, are "subject to conditions to ensure it is used in compliance with U.S. and international law," the letter said.

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