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Hamas denounces US weapons transfer to Israel

Hamas yesterday denounced the US' decision to provide Israel with emergency supplies of ammunitions and mortars.

In a brief statement posted on Facebook yesterday, Hamas spokesperson Izzat Rishaq said the US decision meant it was "directly involved in the killing of our children".

The Pentagon confirmed reports that it had allowed Israel access to its emergency weapons stores which it keeps in the country, the munitions include mortars and bombs.

Pentagon spokesman Rear Admiral John Kirby said in a statement: "The United States is committed to the security of Israel, and it is vital to US national interests to assist Israel to develop and maintain a strong and ready self-defence capability.

"This defence sale is consistent with those objectives."

Amnesty International called on the US to refrain from providing Israel with weapons, and for the United Nations to carry out a ban on arms sales to the parties involved in the conflict.

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