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Britain decides to keep on arming Israel

A Palestinian man inspects the remains of a police center, which witnesses said was destroyed during the Israeli offensive

The remains of a police station attacked by Israel in Rafah, southern Gaza; Britain has manufactured many components of Israeli weaponry. (Abed Rahim Khatib / APA images)

By: Charlotte Silver

Source: http://electronicintifada.net/

Britain remains determined to keep on arming Israel, judging by a decision taken by one of the most senior figures in the UK government this week.

Vince Cable, the business secretary, has reviewed 130 licenses granted for exporting British weapons to Israel. On Tuesday, he announced that just twelve of these licenses would be suspended “in the event of a resumption of significant hostilities.”

This means that if the current “truce” between Israel and Hamas holds, then Britain will deliver all the military equipment that Israel has ordered. Israel will be able to prepare for its next offensive against Gaza, with the aid of British weaponry.

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