/ 10 May 2024

A stern warning


US President Joe Biden has threatened to stop sending weapons to Israel if PM Benjamin Netanyahu and the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) go through with a major invasion of Rafah in Gaza’s south. On Wednesday, Biden admitted US weapons used by Israeli forces in Gaza had killed civilians, and another senior US official said a delivery of bombs had already been paused. It’s a sharp turnaround from Biden – a major Netanyahu ally – but reports say it reinforces speculation the relationship is souring as the war drags on. Meanwhile, the death toll in Gaza is also climbing, with the United Nations reporting over 100 civilian deaths since Israel began its military operation in Rafah this week. Oz is also under pressure ahead of tonight’s UN Security Council vote on admitting Palestine as a full member

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