US Senator Bernie Sanders moves to block Biden’s $735 million weapons sale to Israel

21st May, 2021

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US Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) talks to reporters as he transits the underground subway at the US Capitol in Washington, US March 4, 2021. Photo: Reuters

US Senator Bernie Sanders introduced a resolution blocking a $735 million weapons sale to Israel on Thursday, mirroring a symbolic action by the House of Representatives in response to conflict between Israel and Gaza's Hamas leaders. "At a moment when US-made bombs are devastating Gaza, and killing women and children, we cannot simply let another huge arms sale go through without even a congressional debate," said Sanders, an independent who votes with Democrats.

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