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  • Writer's pictureMichael Laxer

U.S. Officials Brazenly Deny Genocide

U. S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin hosts Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant at the Pentagon on March 26, 2024

By Global News Service

U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was pressed by Senator Tom Cotton during a recent Senate Armed Services Committee meeting, on whether Israeli actions in Gaza constitute a genocide.

“We don’t have any evidence of genocide being created,” Austin responded, who recently met with Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant (the same Israeli official who called Gazans “human animals”), as Gallant came knocking on the U.S.’s door to ask for more weapons. The United States has sent tens of thousands of weapons to Israel since October, with Israel being the largest recipient of U.S. military aid for decades. This puts the blame for the over 33,000 dead in Gaza (including over 13,000 children) squarely on the shoulders of the larger country.

The United States continues to stubbornly deny the reality of Israeli genocide in Gaza, despite the International Court of Justice (ICJ) partially upholding South Africa’s case against Israel and ordering Israel to take “all measures” to prevent acts of genocide in Gaza, including by its military.

Austin’s home was visited by pro-Palestine protesters early Christmas morning back in December 2023, who picketed outside in protest of genocide.

As the death toll and atrocities only compound in Gaza, the U.S. government continues to double down on its military aid to Israel. As a result, the Palestine solidarity movement has only ramped up public pressure on U.S. officials. At a recent public appearance, an anti-war activist publicly disrupted former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, accusing her of war crimes.



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