UK to weigh halting arms exports to Israel if offensive launched in Rafah — report

Smoke billows in the sky following Israeli bombardment on a mosque in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024, amid the war between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)
Smoke billows in the sky following Israeli bombardment on a mosque in Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip on February 22, 2024, amid the war between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas. (Mohammed Abed/AFP)

The British government will weigh a potential suspension of weapons exports to Israel if it moves forward with a ground offensive in Gaza’s Rafah, according to a report in the Guardian.

Citing ministerial sources, the British daily said the United Kingdom has yet to make any decision regarding a suspension of arms export licenses, but that it could quickly act if ministers were given legal advice that Israel is violating international law.

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