I am writing in regards to a recent piece in this publication about Israel's bombing and invasion of Gaza.
U.S. taxpayers fund 20 percent of Israel´s military, providing over $3.1 billion in weapons each year, making U.S. taxpayers deeply complicit in Israel's crimes against Palestinians. The State Department and Congress could immediately end these attacks by suspending military aid to Israel and brokering a lasting cease-fire agreement and an end to Israel's illegal blockade of the Gaza Strip.
There is no excuse for the targeting of civilians on either side. While Hamas's indiscriminate firing of rockets is a violation of international law and to be condemned, Israel is firing U.S.-funded precision weapons against civilians and civilian infrastructure. This flagrant misuse of U.S.-supplied weapons is a clear violation of U.S. laws like the Foreign Assistance Act and Arms Export Control Act.