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Group of Senate Democrats Propose Amendment Adding Conditions to Israel Aid

More than a dozen Democratic Senators are working to enact conditions on military assistance to Israel as part of President Biden’s nearly $111 billion national security supplemental request.

The move is an effort by, largely, progressive Democrats in the Senate to address their alarm over the devastating humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip amid Israel’s war against Hamas since its Oct. 7 attack. The death toll among Palestinians is believed to have exceeded 16,000 people, including civilians.

“It is imperative that all assistance to Israel abide by U.S. and international law, prioritize the protection of civilians, assure the provision of desperately needed humanitarian assistance to civilians in Gaza, and align with a long-term vision for peace, security, and two-state diplomatic solution,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.), one of the amendment sponsors, said in a statement.

Read the source article at The Hill

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