CNN’s Barbara Starr reported that many of the casualties in the Israel’s conflict with Gaza were killed by weapons purchased from the U.S. Over 400 Palestinians have been killed in the conflict. It’s not known how many civilians have been killed with U.S. weapons.
Starr said: “This is part of the billions of dollars that Israel has spent buying weapons from the United States. Precision guided munitions, the F-15, the F-16 aircraft. These are aircraft that U.S. military has used and now sold to Israel for years. But precision guided bombs are only precision in that they hit the target they are aimed at. We’re getting these civilian casualties. These weapons are supposed to be used for a country’s self-defense. Israel, obviously, believes this is its self-defense against Hamas but you see these civilian casualties. That’s not why U.S. sells weapons abroad — for the killing of innocent civilians. So this is becoming very problematic.”
This video is from CNN’s American Morning, broadcast Jan. 2, 2008.