US House of Representatives approves $14.5 bln military aid package for Israel

Ahram Online , Friday 3 Nov 2023

The Republican-controlled House of Representatives approved a partisan $14.5 billion military aid package for Israel, but without humanitarian assistance for Gaza.

Speaker of the US House of Representatives
Speaker of the US House of Representatives, Rep. Mike Johnson (R-LA). AP

 

The vote comes as US Secretary of State Antony Blinken visits Israel on Friday at the start of a Middle tour to discuss developments in the war in Gaza.

The US has announced its unconditional support to Israel in its war in Gaza, sending two carriers to the eastern Mediterranean as a deterrent against any parties that would consider joining in the conflict.

Since the start of the war on 7 October, Washington has vetoed all efforts at the UNSC to demand an immediate ceasefire

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