NEWS: Sanders Statement on Biden’s Hold on Bomb Delivery to Netanyahu’s Government

WASHINGTON, May 8 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today released the following statement responding to news that the Biden Administration has held certain arms transfers to Israel:

Given the unprecedented humanitarian disaster that Netanyahu’s war has created in Gaza, where hundreds of thousands of children face starvation, President Biden is absolutely right to halt bomb delivery to this extreme, right-wing Israeli government. But this must be a first step. The U.S. must now use ALL its leverage to demand an immediate ceasefire, the end of the attacks on Rafah, and the immediate delivery of massive amounts of humanitarian aid to people living in desperation. Our leverage is clear. Over the years, the United States has provided tens of billions of dollars in military aid to Israel. We can no longer be complicit in Netanyahu’s horrific war against the Palestinian people.