Report reveals U.S. officials prepare dissent cables over Biden’s support for Israeli crimes in Gaza

Edited by Ed Newman
2023-10-29 19:43:25


Israel prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu (L) hugs his blind buddy US President Joe Biden upon his arrival at Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion airport on October 18, 2023.       (Photo by AFP)

Washington, October 28 (RHC)-- U.S. State Department staff have prepared dissent cables over unwavering support of American President Joe Biden’s administration for Israel’s atrocities in the besieged Gaza Strip, as they fear a possible mutiny is brewing inside the department.

In a report issued from Washington, DC, citing several unnamed sources, the UK-based news website Middle East Eye said that as tensions are at fever-pitch within the State Department, officials are increasingly frustrated with the White House’s open support of an ongoing “bloodbath” by Israel against Palestinian people in the coastal enclave.

In response to a surprise attack by the Palestinian Hamas resistance group against Israel on October 7, Israel launched a full-scale war on the impoverished and densely-populated Gaza Strip, where shortages of food, water, and medicine threaten the lives of Gazans and hospitals are overwhelmed amid incessant Israeli bombings.

As relentless airstrikes and missile attacks by the Tel Aviv regime claim more lives, including children, the West, including the United States, has remained almost silent over the appalling humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the killing of civilians around the clock there.

In one draft dissent cable, seen by MEE, US State Department officials said that Hamas's attack on Israel could not be used as a justification for the Tel Aviv regime to carry out the indiscriminate killing of innocent people in Gaza.

“When Israeli officials no longer differentiate between Hamas and civilians of Gaza - when strikes target or threaten civilian institutions such as places of worship, schools, or medical facilities - Israel must work double to rejoin adherence to international norms we so proudly and rightly preach to other nations,” the cable read.

The dissent cable is a document submitted through an internal channel that allows diplomats to raise concerns or issues against damaging US foreign policy decisions.  “Despite the outcries from our own officials, reporting from the ground, international groups, and the American public, there has been no change in US foreign policy with Israel other than increasing support and funding to continue killing innocent Palestinian civilians,” one of the sources said.

“At the very least, it will officially put on record that there are and were attempts by State Department officials to stop the genocide so that future generations can make sure this is never repeated," the source added.


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