New York, August 4 (RHC)-- The UN and Amnesty International have strongly condemned U.S. military support for Israel, pointing to the shelling of a United Nations school last week that killed at least 20 people, many of them children who were sleeping. Just hours later, the Pentagon confirmed it was resupplying Israel with ammunition.
The United States has come under increasing pressure from the international community to curb its military support for Israel.
Amnesty International has called on the Barack Obama administration to halt its arms deliveries to Tel Aviv.
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay criticized the U.S. role, saying: "They have not only provided the heavy weaponry which is now being used by Israel in Gaza, but they’ve also provided almost $1 billion in providing the Iron Domes to protect Israelis from the rockets attacks, but no such protection has been provided to Gazans against the shelling. So I am reminding United States that it’s a party to international humanitarian law and human rights law."