According to reports in the American media, it was noted that the bill led by the Democratic New York deputy of the House of Representatives, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and supported by progressive Democrats such as Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar and Mark Pocan, will be submitted to the parliament in a short time.
The bill provides for the cessation of $ 735 million of precision-guided weapons sales, which the US administration approved for sale to Israel just before the Gaza attacks.
The bill is expected to go to the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives and, if approved there, come to the general assembly of the parliament.
The American media pointed out that the division within the Democratic Party on Palestine is growing and that the decision as to whether to stop the sale of arms in question will be very important.
Hours after the news appeared in the media, it was announced that the aforementioned Democrat MPs submitted the draft bill to the House of Representatives. It was noted that the bill currently has the signature of 6 progressive Democrat deputies and will first be discussed in the Foreign Relations Committee of the House of Representatives.
REACTION FROM OCASIO-CORTEZ TO MANAGEMENT
On the other hand, Ocasio-Cortez, who pioneered the draft, criticized the Biden administration’s sale of weapons to Israel in a statement made on his Twitter account.
“The United States should not sell weapons that are automatically approved without scrutiny to the Israeli government, which uses our resources while bombing international media outlets, schools, hospitals, humanitarian missions, and civilian living quarters. We have a responsibility to protect human rights,” the Democrat deputy said. used the expressions.
Ocasio-Cortez also called on voters to reach out to their representatives not to sell weapons to Israel.
It turned out yesterday that the Joe Biden administration notified Israel on May 5 that it approved the sale of precision guided missiles, also known as Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAM), worth $ 735 million to Israel.
While this sales notification was held for the 15-day evaluation process in the Congress, it was stated that some of the members of the Democrat Congress were disturbed by this sale and requested information about its details.
Some Democrat representatives in the House of Representatives yesterday expressed their opinion that there is no reason to wait for the approval of the sale.