Britain is reviewing the sale of $13.48 billion of military equipment to Israel to judge its suitability in light of the conflict in Gaza, UPI quoted the British Prime Minister's office as saying Monday.
Export licenses have been granted to 130 British suppliers of equipment, and the government said contracts will be individually examined to guarantee 'internal repression or the provocation of conflict' is not the aim of the purchase by Israel, reported The Guardian.
The action comes after Prime Minister David Cameron agreed with the United Nations that Israeli shelling of Gaza schools was a “moral outrage.”
“We are currently reviewing all export licenses to Israel to confirm that we think they are appropriate,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister said.
Meanwhile, Sayeeda Warsi resigned from her position as a Senior Minister in Britain’s Foreign Office on Tuesday, saying she could no longer support the government’s policy on the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
“With deep regret I have this morning written to the Prime Minister and tendered my resignation. I can no longer support the Government policy on Gaza,” Warsi, 43, said on her official Twitter feed.
Source: UPI; The Guardian