Joining the many voices condemning the violations of international humanitarian law committed by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) against Palestinian civilians in Gaza, Control Arms member Amnesty International has called for an arms embargo to Israel.

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Amnesty International states:

“Following Israel’s disproportionate response to mass demonstrations along the fence that separates the Gaza Strip from Israel which resulted in unlawful killings and the infliction of life-changing injuries, Amnesty International is calling for all governments to immediately halt transfers of weapons, munitions and other military equipment and technology, military parts and components and security equipment, including crowd control weapons and devices, training and techniques until substantive steps have been taken to ensure that there is no longer a substantial risk that such items will be used for serious violations of international humanitarian law or serious human rights abuses. The cessation should include all direct and indirect exports via other countries, sale or transfer, including transit and trans-shipment of weapons, munitions, and other military and security equipment, as well as the provision of training and other military and security assistance, brokering, financial and logistical activities that would facilitate such transfers.”