Israel may use seawater to flood the tunnel systems in Gaza, according to U.S. officials. The Wall Street Journal reports that “sentiment inside the U.S.” for this plan “is mixed.”
A man named Josh Paul resigned over the U.S. support of arms for Israel. A recent interview he did with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour has gone viral in which he claims that Israeli attacks on civilians in Gaza “will prolong the suffering of both the Israeli and Palestinian people for another generation.”
He says that many inside the State Department feel that this is a “moral disaster and a policy disaster for the United States.”
He condemned the violence of the October 7 attacks from Hamas but claimed that the U.S. regularly looks the other way when Israel violates international laws. The death of journalist Shireen Abu Akleh was one example.
Another example Paul gives was when a charity told the U.S. government about the rape of a 13 year-old Palestinian boy in an Israeli prison, the State Department investigated and found it to be a credible accusation. Paul says that the next day, the Israeli government raided the charity and declared it a terrorist entity.
Paul says that Prime Minster Benjamin Netanyahu needs this war to go on as long as possible so as to avoid the reckoning that is coming for him. Turkish President Edrogan said on Monday that Netanyahu should and probably will face war crimes charges by the International Criminal Court.
In related news, the New York Times reports that a rocket launched on October 7 by Hamas hit the Sdot Micha military base where Israel is suspected of housing nuclear weapons. The U.S. has pretended not to know that Israel has nuclear weapons since the 1980s when Mordechai Vanunu came forward. He has been illegally detained in Israel for nearly four decades.