Britain to review arms exports to Israel

The UK will review its arms exports to Israel in light of its actions in the Gaza Strip during Operation Protective Edge, which have been heavily criticized by many in the international community as disproportionate, Reuters reports.

“We are currently reviewing all export licenses to Israel to confirm that we think they are appropriate,” a spokeswoman for British Prime Minister David Cameron says.

“Clearly the current situation has changed compared to when some licenses will have been granted, and we’re reviewing those existing licenses against the current situation but no decisions have been taken beyond going back again and reviewing,” she adds.

Britain supplies Israel with components used in missiles and drones, and arms contracts are said to be worth over $13 billion.

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