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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Heightens Conflict: Amnesty International Points to US-Made Munitions

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Israeli Airstrike in Gaza Heightens Conflict: Amnesty International Points to US-Made Munitions

In an escalating wave of violence, an Israeli airstrike recently targeted a residence in the Al-Sabra neighborhood, southeast of Gaza. The house, belonging to the Al-Turk family, was located near Al-Nour Stadium. This attack has led to dozens of casualties, marking a significant turn in the ongoing conflict between Israel and Gaza. The strike has raised grave concerns about the safety of civilians and the potential for further escalation in the region. This incident has likely caught the eye of the international community, possibly prompting responses from various governments and organizations calling for a de-escalation of tensions and protection of civilian life in conflict zones.

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Amnesty International Report: US Weapons in Gaza Airstrikes

An investigation carried out by Amnesty International alleges that a US-made weapons guidance system was used in two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. These strikes occurred in October and reportedly resulted in the death of 43 civilians. Fragments of the US-made Joint Direct Attack Munitions guidance system were found in the rubble of the destroyed homes in the neighborhood of Deir al Balah in central Gaza.

These two attacks resulted in the deaths of 19 children, 14 women, and 10 men. The US State Department and the Pentagon stated that they were reviewing the Amnesty report.

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Unlawful Attacks and Urgent calls for Response

The survivors in both instances were given no warning of the impending airstrikes. The use of US-made munitions by the Israeli military in such attacks, which have had deadly consequences for civilians, signals an urgent wake-up call for the Biden administration.

US-Made Precision Guided Munitions and Civilian Casualties

Amnesty International found evidence that the Israeli military used US-made precision-guided munitions in two airstrikes on Gaza in October, leading to the death of 43 civilians in their homes. Since October 7, the US has expedited orders of precision-guided missiles to Israel. The families of those killed in these two Israeli airstrikes in Gaza are left in devastation.

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